Rewind~Fun Monday

For this week’s fun Monday, Robinella decided to give us all a break. She asked us to repost one of our favorites over the last year.  Um…hello? I can barely remember last week!  As I was scrolling through my past posts, I stopped on this one.  I just posted it on the 15th, but I just flew by in the chaos of NaBloPoMo. So, for it’s first encore, may I present the repost of “Where I am from”


I’ve been trying to get around to my favorite blogs a little more often.  Today, at Hilary’s I found an amazing poem.  I had seen this before, it was originally done by George Ella Lyons.  (You can read about it and find a template if you go here.) but just hadn’t settled down to create my poem.   Today..I did.  I highly encourage all of you to take a trip down memory lane and create your own.
Where I Am From

I am from sewing machines, Crayola Crayons, and the vast blue sea. I am from the yellow house on the hill. The second from the corner with the huge mountain of happy pink geraniums and the back yard with honeysuckle and a badminton net.I am from the never-ending summers of oleander, ice plant, beautiful red hibiscus, palm trees and prickly pear cactus. I am from our neighbor’s shrub that grew luscious red berries with rainbow colored pits.

I am from coffee drinkers and readers and I Can Do It attitudes. From Lillian and Lavant, Helen and Otto, as well as John and Patsy.

I am from strong, determined people that fight for what they believe in. We believe in love and staying married through thick and thin.

I am from clean your room, do I have to get my belt, and I love you.

I am from the Joy Bus with “Rock of Ages”  “How Great Thou Art” and “If You Are Happy and You Know It”. From potlucks on Sundays and Youth Group on Wednesdays.

I am from the Golden State with summers spent in Michigan and in Texas. And always knowing that we first came here on boats. First to Plymouth Rock and then later from Germany.

I am from my dad picking up a hitchhiker that became his brother-in-law, the long yearning letters sent to and from various ports of call when he was At Sea, the long road trips across our great country when we were all together.

I am from bulky photo albums with tissue carefully placed between the pages that were kept in my mother’s closet. They contained the treasured faces of family and friends, both known and unknown. From the thick notebooks penned in my grandmother’s spidery writing in felt tip pen containing the stories and poems that she poured out from her heart. From the caring letters sent by my far off grandmother, sending her love and newspaper clipping she thought I would enjoy.

I am from humble beginnings. I am from great people with tremendous courage and love in their hearts.

I am me.

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0 Responses to Rewind~Fun Monday

  1. Gattina says:

    and I don’t know where I am from, lol ! To dig out an old post was more work for me then to write a new one, so you have the choice or you read my 487 posts and choose one you like the best, or you read the new one of today, lol !

  2. Jill says:

    i encourage you to host fun monday and give us the template to work on on monday so we have a full week to do it! woohoo!

  3. Karina says:

    I loved this the first time, and I love it still. I actually took the template, and started working on it the first time you posted it, but have yet to finish it…I second Jill’s suggestion! That would be a great Fun Monday!

  4. Bren says:

    Very cool! I’m going to do that now.

  5. Kaytabug says:

    Wow this was so cool!

  6. mrs darling says:

    I remember when that was around. I even did it somewhere. I have no idea how it turned out now.

  7. chrisb says:

    That is a wonderful post.

  8. I need to do the ‘where I am from’ post. Yours is a wonderful post!

  9. I absolutely loved this. What a terrific idea.
    Thanks!

  10. sahmof3qts says:

    I have been lurking for awhile. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing, I think that I will do one too. Love reading your blog!

  11. Lisa's Chaos says:

    That is so neat I have no idea what I would write. Love this post!

  12. Marianne says:

    Beautiful! I think I just found my Writing Wednesday assignment!

    You should give this to your girls and have them do their own…then save it and give it to them when they’re older and/or mothers themselves.

    Reminds me of the Nike ads that came out in the late 80’s championing women…I clipped those and still have them. Awesome messages.

  13. This is a great idea for a FM post. I agree with the others. How inspirational.

  14. Wowsers, you got me to settle a bit today and reflect back. How appropriate and beautiful! I love reading these kinds of posts. Oh, to be able to express myself like that! Thanks!

  15. Sandy says:

    That is nostalgic and awesome all at the same time! What a terrific post and I agree – you need to host Fun Monday and make us all do this!

  16. Karmyn R says:

    What a wonderful post.

  17. Amanda says:

    This is a fantastic post. I’m glad you chose it for Fun Monday.

  18. Peter says:

    I am from Australia, and like everyone else I thought this post was a winner.

  19. Frances says:

    Such a great post.
    I loved reading it again – actually I read it through twice.
    I’ve got to do one of my own.
    Sending good vibes your way.

  20. mjd says:

    Ilove this part, “I am from humble beginnings. I am from great people with tremendous courage and love in their hearts.”

  21. Sirdar says:

    Very good post. I like how you said it from a different perspective….not I am…but I am from.

  22. robinellablog says:

    I’d love to see the template for this. Great job!

  23. Linda says:

    I loved your “I am from” the first time I read it – and I love it again!

  24. first of all congratulations on NaBloPoMo.
    Came thru best blogs link.. You have the slice of life in here.. 🙂

  25. Jo Beaufoix says:

    Wow. I love this. What a beautiful and interesting post. Fab. 😀

  26. Lynne says:

    I’ve been waiting to see your blog entry on all the rain and wind you had out there over the past few days! Everything okay?

  27. ami says:

    I have never been a poet-type person, but that inspired me. I think I’ll try to do it, too. Very cool.
    Thanks for (re)posting that!

  28. mrsgatt says:

    Thanks for the replay. This is nice.

  29. J-Funk says:

    What! You can’t re-post old NaBloPoMo posts!

    Actually… that’s a good idea. I think I had a lot of posts blow past too.

    And this was a good post, maybe even worth posting twice…

    I hope you survived all the flooding in Seattle! I’ve been looking at pictures this morning and it is AMAZING! I live on top of a hill so I’m ok.

  30. Tiggerlane says:

    Just now getting around to all the Fun Mondayers…this was great! Wish I could figure out how to do one about me…but I am drawing a creative blank.

    I love the “do I have to get the belt” part! LOL!