Monday, June 30, 2008

I Am From........

I am from ironing hankerchiefs and pillow cases, watching Captain Kangaroo, cotton fields and lonesome train whistles.

I am from a little white house with a small back porch
and a gravel driveway.

I am from mimosa trees, hoola hoops and
shelling purple hull peas.

I am from swinging on Poppa and Grandma's front porch and
listening to katydids.

I am from laughing and catching lightning bugs in a mason jar.

From Grapette's, Pomac and Kick-a-poo Joy Juice.

I am from Standing On The Promises, Vacation Bible School and
homemade ice cream suppers after church.

I am from blowing kisses to momma with my sister Suz.

I am from old black and white photo's tucked inside an old hardsided suitcase.

I am from generations past.

Such love.

(WHERE ARE YOU FROM?)

10 comments:

Leigh Ann said...

Oh, I love this! I had to shell purple hull peas, too! My sisters and I would bury some in the yard. There were just SO MANY of them! Ha! What is a katydid. I'm sure when you tell me I'll remember. It sounds familiar.

Becky said...

Hey Leigh Ann, they are related to the grasshopper and they make a funky noise when they rub their wings together. Go outside on a summer evening before dark and you can hear them.

Susie said...

Boy, did that bring up lots of memories! And what great memories they are!!!!!

Love ya lots!!!!!

MiMi said...

Oh my goodness! You are the first person that I know that has ever mentioned POMAC! My husband does not even remember them or know what I am talking about! I went online awhile back checking to see if there was anywhere you could get any of them and couldn't find anywhere. My brother and I used to pretend like we were drinking champagne when we drank them. We had a cabin at the river about 20 miles outside of town and we would always stop at this bait store about 1/2 way there and get us a Pomac and a Moon Pie!

Where did you grow up? Sounds like I'm from the same things you are from! You HAVE to be my long lost sister!
Thanks for the memories!
Emilie

Susie said...

You've been tagged!!!

About Us said...

hi becky! I love my little man!! Cutter's blog page is www.cutterslife.blogspot.com
See you around!! Kristie

About Us said...

hi becky! i am so sorry!! Here it is..
www.sjhblogdesign.blogspot.com/

I used paper from shabbyprincess.com, but take a look at the others then follow the instructions! I'll be watching to see if you update!! Have fun! ~Kristie

Emmie said...

I like this too so poetic! :) (still love those flip flops!)

Heidi Zawisza said...

Oh, I love this post!! It is so sweet!

Jacquie said...

Hi Becky. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I read your blog all the way through as well. You have an interesting and fun life. I don't have grandchildren yet, but I look forward to that stage in a few years. Your grandsons have such cute names! Stop on over at my blog any time! (We have one big thing in common... we both have a child living in Fayetteville. Makes for a fun shopping trip!)