Originally, this was posted to my personal blog, March 2006. When I came across it as I was looking for something else I decided to check the originating link (still there!) and post it again here. Give it a try. My own original “Where I’m From” follows at the end.
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 is Where I’m From:
I am from the land of the red maple leaf, from pine trees and silvery birch trees.
I am from the the house with gardens, the kiddie swing set overlooking the wild, deep ravine below.
I am from the sweet william, the violets, johnny jump ups freshly blooming in Spring.
I am from road trips and laughter with Mom, from The Scherles and the Earles and the Armbrusters too.
I am from the easy going and the endlessly critical.
From “no one will ever want you” and “you can do anything you try”.
I am from Irish Presbyterians and grew into Earth Witchery, with a joy for life and nature.
I’m from the Irish, the German, the Scots, cabbage rolls, homemade buns and Mom’s endless soup variations.
From the armbusters – not too proud to be too honest, the lawmakers – far too proud to be pleasant, but always correct and right and just in their minds.
I am from sisters, a brother, Woodstock green, coffee cups and craftsmanship.