For "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun," Randy Seaver asked us to write a poem based on a template from http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm. Here is my poem:
WHERE I'M FROM
I am from a small town that has since grown up into a small city.
I am from the city limit side of Las Trampas Creek. I grew up hunting tadpoles in the creek or swiping slightly ripe fruit from neighbor’s trees. I grew up playing softball but wishing I could have played baseball.
I am from Irish & German ancestors on my Father’s side and from English & Scottish ancestors on my Mother’s side (at least I think—haven’t found an ancestor across the pond yet even though I’ve gone back into the 1700’s).
I am from shy parents and I am still shy, though more outgoing than they were.
I was born into the Catholic faith and though I don’t attend Mass often, I still have faith. I do have fond memories of parochial school years and know that their teachings helped formed my moral foundation.
I grew up appreciating fruits and vegetables because my father worked in the produce department, but have since learned that steaming vegetables is much better than boiling! I also grew up loving to play games and reading because my mother loved games and reading.
From the singing while washing dishes Nana to the black-eyed peas Mam-ma, my grandmothers entertained me.
I am from Johnston, Hork, Sullivan, Gleeson, Coor, Loveless, Hutson, Welch, Tierney, and many more……from Montana, Texas, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Canada, Ireland & Germany.
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