Where Am I From?

Thanks to Sharla Lovelace for this exercise. And thanks to Lisa Hall-Wilson for sharing it.

I am from _______ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.

I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).

I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail)

I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).

I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).

From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).

I am from (representation of religion, or lack of it). Further description.

I’m from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).

From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).

I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).

And here’s my shot at it. (I’d love to read yours.)

I’m from  A & W Teen Burgers, mint chip ice cream, and watermelon bubblegum.

I’m from the little white bungalow with silver papered insulation on the walls and bare wood floors.

I’m from the  swamp echoing with bullfrogs and spring peepers, the thickening forest, home to woodpeckers and chipmunks, chickadees and garter snakes.

I’m from excessive holidays and generosity, from Frank and Betty Taylor and my siblings, Jim and Jan.

I’m from conflict that at the end of the day knew family was a priceless gift.

From an appreciation of the outdoors and selfless giving.

I’m from a father who supported the pursuit of my faith and a mother who led by example.

I’m from Canada and Scotland, from fried chicken and apple pie.

From the shelter of a home constructed by my hardworking father, road trips to out-of-the-way boutiques with my mom, and visits from my older siblings.

I’m from memories reflected in photographs that greet me at every turn when I visit my sister who now lives in the Family Homestead.



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