I am from paper clips, from Paper Mate and Cross Pens.
I am from the the red brick house with white metal window shades, shaggy red and blue carpets, orange and lime tile, and moth ball odors.
I am from the Ivy, Marigolds, and pine cones. I am from the Oak trees, Pansies, and Cloves.
I am from big Christmas traditions and round rosy cheeks, from Wells and Dennis and Harris.
I am from the calm, cool, and collected and understanding, sensitive, and forgiving.
From “Your hair is so pretty” and “Education is your top priority”.
I am from the United Methodist Church, where I have learned to try and be a steward of God.
I’m from Glenview Hospital and England, chili and sausage balls.
From the a Great Grandmother who was short and wore high heels everyday of her life, the Grandmother who was a tomboy, and the Grandfather who dreamed of being a Texas Aggie.
I am from priceless stacks of photo albums, that are probably yellowing in an attic somewhere.
(I started this awhile back. Template found here.)
How funny that you posted this. This was our welcome back activity for our staff as we returned to school. We all had to complete a poem about ourselves. They were fun. Thanks for sharing.
OMG, how COOL! 🙂 I *loved* your poem, and I was excited to see a “template” available! Gosh, that would make a neat scrapbook layout, too.