Friday, August 22, 2008

I am from crashing waves, from rocky paths and the smell of pine.I am from the rooms built by my father's hands, carefully chosen antique treasures and creativity in bloom.I am from the lavender rustling as you pass, the pine trees creaking in the wind and snow covered mountain tops.I am from a fern called the Candy tree and wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, from baby chicks chirping and waking up at dawn to bottle feed orphaned calves, from Eva and Irene, from Adams and Dohoney.I am from stubborness and adventure.From "you can do anything you put your mind to" and "the road to hell is paved with good intentions".I am from proud Catholics and strong Episcopalians, from Jesus Northwest, Nightwatch and singing Carmen and Toby Mac songs at the top of my lungs.I'm from the Emerald City, the Snoqualmie Valley, View Park Road and the Land of Enchantment.From clam bakes on a stone covered beach and huge family gatherings, freezing cold River Runs and Halloween extravaganzas.I am from love and commitment to God and family.

Family Challenge....

I challenge each person reading this to create and post the following poem....

The WHERE I'M FROM Template
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).

Here's mine...

Summer 2008

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Dog days of summer...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

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