Randy over at Genea-Musings has given us this challenge for the April 6 edition of "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun".
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Write a poem about "Where I'm From" using the template found at the websitehttp://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Google Plus or Facebook note.
Here is my "Where I'm From" poem:
I am from Sandusky Bay; from Toft's ice cream, and "breakfast by the bay."
I am from the a house filled with kids, with chocolate cake in the oven, and practical jokesters.
I am from the Cottonwood tree, burs on my socks, forsythia bushes, maple trees, and geese flying over the marsh.
I am from huge family dinners, big bear hugs, from Gram Em and Grandpa Joe, and Aunt Sal and Aunt Bets.
I am from going to town on Friday night, and to church on Sunday morning; from baby showers, weddings, graduation parties, and Scout camp.
From "kill them with kindness" and "good things come in small packages."
I am from shouting Methodists, catechism learning Lutherans, Catholics filled with hope, and church potluck dinners.
I'm from the Buckeye state, the feisty Irish, the sedate British, ornery Hungarians, and stubborn Germans; from weiner stew and giant sugar cookies.
From a double dose of hyperactivity, from early risers, and hard workers, and nurturing women folk, from "I never met a stranger" and a great big dose of curiosity and unconditional love.
I am from family pictures, scrapbooks, and lining up
to get the family photo taken.
Thanks for this fun edition of SNGF, Randy! It was great to take a walk down Memory Lane!