Friday, October 12, 2012

Where I'm From

My sister, Ginger, did this meme a couple weeks ago, and wanted me to have a go.  So, here I go!  (By the way, check out her version as well, because I'm from all those things, too!  :D )

I'm from red dirt roads, playing "school" in the woods and markers on posterboard.

I'm from He-Man and She-Ra dolls and saving the world with Wayne on the front porch steps.

I'm from cats in the yard, sweet old dogs, and walking till dark to find scuplins (that's "scuppernongs" to most folks).

I'm from the afternoon smell of supper cooking, homework after school, and summers full of "The Karate Kid."

I'm from a boombox in a swing, a homemade basketball goal, and a lavender 10-speed bike.

I'm from a little painted cinder block church, solos on Sundays, and tinsel halos on Christmas angels.

I'm from a little Casio keyboard, a black, clunky upright, and Mrs. Fowler's baby grand.

I'm from nickel candy at the Suwannee Swifty, makeup from Revco, and buying only Cokes from the liquor store.

I'm from Maw and Major's country life, Edith's spunkiness, and a Mildred who was really a grandmother.

I'm from a Mama who is my compass, a Daddy who is my hero, and the reflection of my potential in their eyes.

This is me.  And this is where I'm from.


Ginger said...

Oh, I LOVE IT!!! That is so awesome. Your take on the same family, same home, 10 years later. It made me cry, too.

Anonymous said...

That is so you.The only thing is you both grew up too fast,but I'm so happy for ya'll's memories of your life. I love you.


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