A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where I'm From

Where I'm From

I am from washing hung on the line and Tide, from Ipana toothpaste, and Spic and Span.

I am from Sunset Park, hot sunny days and little sprigs called trees.

I'm from the backyard garden... from tire swings and sandboxes and puppy dogs.

I am from homemade cookies, 12 inch tv's, and the Kane County Fair.

I'm from a stay at home Mom and a hard working Dad.

I'm from summer evenings and holly at the street corner and made up games in winter.

I'm from FDR and women's lib beginning and the polio vaccine..

I am from cooking from scratch, and a 5 dollar bill on the 4th of July.

I'm from a dog named Bonnie and a jar of salamanders.

I'm from Sundays around the piano with Grandma and Sunday suppers of fritters.

I'm from family holidays and huge turkeys, Aunts and Uncles who visited and fun with cousins.

I'm from Saturday night board games, baby sitting jobs and a job at the corner drug store.

I'm from women in the family who kept things going during the war.... Home made clothes and poodle skirts.

I'm from piano music, Church choir and meetings with the minister in the bell tower for religious training.

I'm from Elgin... city of watches, Saturday movies, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

I am from lemon meringue pie, pecan pie, fudge and a mother who made them.

I am from thunderstorms in the summer and going to the basement.

I'm from trips to Chicago on the "L" and Christmas shopping in August.

I am from dollar day sales... new school clothes, peeking at hidden Christmas presents.

I'm from new lawns, big gardens, red wagon full of tomatoes for sale.

I'm from Circus trains in the middle of the night.... Wing park swimming pool... new bike.

I am from front porch stoops with yellow chairs. Brown awnings and a big fan.

I'm from a baby brother when I was 13....rocking him to sleep, so I could play with friends.

I'm from good grades, small allowances and a first paycheck....a black pottery piggy bank.

I'm a combination of all who are related to me.

I'm from all who have ever loved me .

I'm from the 50's.... lots of girl friends and a boy or two.

I'm a best friend to many and a loving Mom and Wife.

It's who I am.



Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We, you and I, are from everything the same...except the salamaners in a jar. Mine was Horny toads in a shoebox. :) Poodle skirts...all of it.
I cried when I read it. We are out there, the you and I's of the 50's. Home, children, quiet evenings, all of it...
Remember going to the street and calling the kids for dinner and hearing "comming!" from down the street.
Balisha, I miss it. This is our twilight and we will enjoy it!
We will, perhaps not laugh at this one day, but enjoy these next years even more than we would have. You are going to be fine..and so am I!
Mine is nothing. And with the way we are thinking..yours will be nothing too!
My love and hugs to you...and thanks for caring. It's a joy getting to know you!

Lynn said...

I think you and me are from the same place!!! I LOVE IT!!! Keep them comming. I sure hope you have all your poems written down in a book somewhere!!! They are special!!!

Judy said...

Hi Balisha, I just love where you are from. We are from many of the same things. When I saw Ipana toothpaste, that jingle that goes: "brusha, brusha, brusha, new Ipana toothpaste" immediately jumped into my head. I had not thought of that in years! Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I cherish your friendship. Fall is in the air here. It is supposed to get in the 40s at night this week.
I had my windows open all day to let the house air out. I love feeling the fresh air come through the windows. I hope you are having a good weekend and the next few days will be good for you. Thinking of you and praying for my friend. Love and hugs, Judy

Balisha said...

I have seen this done on other blogs and have always been going to do it...so I just did it in kind of a hurry.Thanks for all your comments and prayers. The time is going so slow...I'm an impatient patient :)

Balisha said...

Judy....Joe and i have both said the brusha, brusha rhyme. So funny what we all remember.

cwa said...

What a beautiful post, and what a beautiful time and place to have come from.