Where I’m From
I’ve lived abroad and I came back to where it all started. This is where I am from:
I come from the western suburbs of Philadelphia, lots of farmlands, people speaking Dutch and kids dreaming about the big wide world out there.
I come from a dollhouse when I was four, played with in my nan’s bedroom, quickly becoming the most cherished possession ever.
I come from chicken pot pie, sausage with milk gravy, red beets eggs, pepper cabbage, hot bacon dressing, made from scratch by my mama & my nana.
I come from my little pony & people fighting over Cabbage Patch kids in the store.
I come from sledding on the same hills my dad did.
I come from Friday nights walking around and looking for your friends at the football games.
I come from Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, She-Ra and Saturday morning cartoons.
I come from mom working, dad not and all my time at my grandparents house.
I come from Brownies after school with my best friend.
I come from Heads Up 7-Up in indoor recess in elementary school.
I come from watching Little House,Good Times & Leave it to Beaver re-runs with my dad.
I come from being the only one in my class with divorced parents.
I come from Mickey Mousercize LP’s to LL Cool J first CDs.
I come from reading YM & Seventeen and dreaming.
I come from a passing notebooks back and forth with my best friend.
I come from pegged jeans,hyper color shirts, neon colors, jelly bracelets, charm bracelets and curled bangs.
I come from loving NKOTB and spending hours watching their videos and dreaming of meeting Joey.
I come from skipping school and going to South Street.
I come from going to confirmation because I had to and that’s what we do to loving being a Sunday School teacher.
I come from vacations down the shore.
I come from tanning with baby oil all summer long at the community pool.
I come from love and friends and strength and faith and it’s all good & I came back so my kids could one day say where I come from…..
Where do you come from?