Ancientone... (ancientone) wrote,

"I got this from PopStar".....

                         Where I'm From meme
This took me awhile to complete, but I really like this one!

Where I’m From

I am from a Tatted Doily , Gibson EB-3W, and Arena swim suit. I am from the neighborhood where everybody treats you like you’re the relative they never had. – Where I called many of the men “My Dad”, even though I never knew my own. I am from the bright orange and red tulips that my grandfather always grew and treated like they were his special friends. The wonderful tomatoes they grew and the delicious aroma of stewing tomatoes in the fall. I am from performing musicians, violin, viola, string bass, synthesizer, piano, “Slap bass” and the tradition of improvising in any bar or occasion where music is played on the spur of the moment. I’m from Rantala, Ranta, Mentor, Fitzgerald (all from my mother’s side), and the most sexy curly black hair you’ve ever seen. I am from a family where the male figure openly showed his emotions, no matter what they were (Thank you God for allowing me to grow up with gramps!!) Where respecting the rights of others were more important than protecting your own (we can take care of ourselves). From the first family to complete 4 years of college and more. To still planning on becoming the first professor in our entire family. I am from a family that has a strong belief in religion and finally, to becoming a Catholic—to actually living life by “Nurturing, Loving and giving life to others”. and saying prayers for the dead, daily.

I’m from Grand Rapids Michigan. From my mother who grew up in the “Great” depression and graduated from Creston High School in 1933, who found work singing in a band, to becoming the head secretary of a local company. Who like all parents, wanted something better for their children than they had (And of course, she did, but by example—are you listening mom) Where patience was practiced daily and listening to the radio and reading a book let the imagination take us places that our wallet never could. I am from the basement that still holds my early college homework. The computer programming assignment that came back with a 2 foot wide banner attached that spelled out “MR.FORTRAN” that the guys at the I/O desk created for me. to my first video game consol, a channel F machine to all my Beta-max tapes and my skin diving equipment.

I am from doing the job right might be hard work, but you only have to do it once, not twice. From fairness in all dealings with others is paramount in all we do. That scholarship is something to be practiced and practiced often. And that women are not toys but an essential ingredient in living life to the fullest. I’m finally from a family that helped me decide what to do when faced with the impending death of a family member (pursue your own life interests or help provide care for another, though the cost would be enormous) 

if you're interested... fill in the blanks!

Where I’m From

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).


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