Yes, I realize it’s not Saturday and yes, I realize I am two days late, but as my mom used to say: Better late than never.
I always look forward to Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.
This week’s challenge was more challenging than most of the topics and I considered whether I was going to even attempt it, as I knew I wouldn’t be happy with my final product without multiple revisions.
Here is last Saturday’s topic:
1) Write your own “Where I’m From” poem – you can see a sample format at http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm. But make it unique – yours!
Even with a template, I didn’t find this easy, so I took the short way out with two line verses. I consider this to be a rough draft that I likely won’t ever finish!
Where Linda Is From
I am from Passaic, an inner city melting pot of which I am part
Dutch, English, German, Irish, Italian, Greek and Slovak
Factories, ethnic foods, buses, downtown shopping
Stickball, stilts, dodgeball and bicycles
I am from Pilgrims and Puritans, Congregationalists and Quakers
Lutherans, Presybterians, Roman Catholics and Greek Catholics
I am from hardy immigrants – fishermen, mariners and carpenters
Businessmen and women, ministers, peasant farmers and storekeepers
I am from Ujak and Hajtovka, Copenhagen, and Öved
Ippollitts, Bures St. Mary, Parrtown and Sussex Vale
I am from families, big and small
I am but a small leaf on my family tree.
Thank you, Randy, for a different kind of topic, but I hope next week’s challenge is easier!