My Mother always said, "If you don't know where you came from, How do you know where you are going?"
Below is my own creation of :
"WHERE I'M FROM"
I am from hayfields and blackberry patches, gathering eggs and selling them to my Daddy in his store.
I am from a five room house with no bath...but a path.
I am from cherry trees where I climbed and ate as many as I carried home...from digging potatoes in the rich earth.
I am from skinny dipping and swinging on grape vines, two room schoolhouse, sitting on the front porch singing while my Mother played the guitar......wringer washers and wash tubs.
I am from playing the piano, the accordion and making playhouses in the woods....hide and seek, jumping rope and May I.
From: Raleigh's Liniment, Cracker Jacks and Castor Oil....Revival Meetings and Baptisms in the river....catalogs and feed sack skirts.
From "Pretty is only skin deep " to "Always mind your manners."
I am from Methodist, Baptist, Wednesday night prayer meetings and shouting Hallaujah.
I am from the Volunteer state of Tennessee with lakes and mountains, race cars, beans, cornbread and red eye gravy. We always called it "God's Country".
I am from family get togethers, singing with my sisters, a Mother with a heart of gold and a Daddy with a strict hand.
A grandfather who always looked to see if I had my fingernails painted and a grandmother who could squeeze your heart out.
Yes, I came from a family of seven siblings and I have told you where else I came from. It was wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing if I could. Now let me tell you where I am going...."To Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold". Some days, I can't wait!
I got this idea from:
Judy over at Living On The Other Side Of The Hill. She has a sample template there that you can follow if you wish or just make up your own creation. Thanks Judy! That was fun!
If any of you put this on your blog , leave me a comment on my blog so I can read what you have written! Have fun!