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Monday, September 26, 2011

Where I’m From….

I’ve decided to link up with a writing prompt.  I’ve never actually done a writing prompt before, but this one made my heart smile on a dreary Monday morning.  This is adapted from “Where I’m From” and comes from the blog Mama Kat

I am from a doll named Cindy.  Made from yarn and material and sewn by Grandma B’s loving hands, from Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese cooked on the stovetop, and Little People, Barbies, My Little Ponies, and GI Joes strewn all over our bedroom “wonderland.”

 

I am from the sweet smells of a farm.  The bales of hay, the sound of a tractor running, and the zap of a practical joke involving an electrified fence.

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I am from the poison ivy that came every summer while picking raspberries and the Charlie Brown Christmas tree we always ended up with because we waited until the last minute to get a tree from the Boy Scout stand.

 

I am from the Christmas Eve church play and stubbornness , from Grandmas and Pappies and everything they stand for.

 

I am from the belief that a man should still drive the car and that God can do all things.

 

From “stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about” and “you can be anything you want if you work hard enough.”

 

I am from protestant Methodist values.  From Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross.  From Psalm 121.

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I’m from small town USA with no stop lights, Montgomery Pies, and Hog Maw.

 

From the time my uncles almost burned down my grandparent’s garage door.  They were still living at home, and old enough to be creative in their “cover up”.  They were praised for their hard work and initiative to re-paint the door and no one was the wiser until many years later; the values of a woman raised during the Great Depression, who still cooked Dandelion Soup and wasted no food… ever, and the wisdom of a woman who gave up too soon on a dream to be a teacher and has since pushed me to achieve all my dreams.

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I am from the “family Bible,” the big black scrapbook,” Stottlemyer chairs, and the house between the pines.

 

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6 Comments:

At September 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Alisha said...

LOVE Mama Kat (shes practically a neighbor) and LOVE where your from!!

 
At September 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM , Blogger jen@its all about me said...

Nice place- the place where you from.

 
At September 26, 2011 at 7:49 PM , Blogger blueviolet said...

Love that you were pushed to realize your own dreams. Your background sounds wonderful.

 
At September 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM , Blogger championm2000 said...

I love the imagery here! Sounds like you are from a place very similar to me...

PS-I wrote you this long email reply in response to your post about BlogHer and hit send and then realized your email isn't set up for comments! I wish I could make it to NYC, but I'll have to plan on the next one. Until then, I'll live vicariously through you :-)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Return of the Runner said...

So glad I found your blog through this writing prompt. Isn't it fun to see how alike we are despite all our differences? And I love seeing all the details people choose to include in their essays. My Little Ponies were a big part of my childhood too!

 
At September 29, 2011 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

LOVE this! Yours was great and it's neat to read others Where I'm From posts and find out things we have in common. Those darn electrical fences! hahaha!

 

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