Randy Seaver has new SNGF challenge posted and it’s a good one!
Hey there, Genea-Nauts — It’s Saturday Night, and time for more Genealogy Fun!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Write a poem about “Where I’m From” using the template found at the website http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Google Plus or Facebook note.
Where I’m From
I am from a yellow school bus and the legacy of Peacock Alley, from Coca Cola and Little Debbies and military bases near and far.
From the split-level brick house with a basketball hoop on one side and a yellow Cadillac in the drive.
I am from dogwoods and magnolias, silver queen corn, fried okra, and green beans off the vine.
I am from slicing open cold watermelon on a hot summer day, then spitting seeds in the grass. I’m from softball games in the front yard and go-cart races through the chicken houses. I’m from Kendricks and Hemphills and Butlers and Wards.
I am from stubborn and sweet, gentle and argumentative, artistic and competitive.
I am from Southern Baptists turned Methodist, turned, well. . .
I’m from a pink hospital in the land of pineapples and leis, the red clay of Georgia and the blue-green hills of Appalachia.
I am from Margaret Mitchell and Eudora Welty and Harper Lee. I’m from Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I am from patriots and scoundrels, soldiers and slave-owners, farmers and moonshiners. I am from German, Scots, and Irish immigrants who left their homelands and crossed the Atlantic in wooden ships.
From the tall tales spun by my grandfather as I was drifting off to sleep and Granny’s cough syrup made from homemade whiskey and honey.
I am from old shoeboxes stuffed with photos and paintings on the walls. I’m from homemade quilts and crocheted lace and recipes for red velvet cake.