Thursday, August 27, 2009
Where I'm from
I'm from a high desert plateau painted in technicolor, the red water of the Little Colorado River and Kodachrome canyons.
I'm from the little farmhouse my parents built (with a winebottle in the cornerstone).I'm from irrigation ditches,laundry hanging in the yard, pigs and chickens and a cow. I'm from 'Pretty Butchy Bird' squawking "Shut that back door".
I'm from Rose bushes, Mesquite and Palo Verde Trees and tumble weeds blowing in little pink dust devils.
I'm from dinner in the dining room on Blue Willow dishes. I'm from a family of Ruths. I'm from Hyrum Morgan and Ruth Amanda Daugherty clan. I'm from the Richards and the Hill families.
I'm from hilarious gregarious people with a gift of the gab and laughter.
I'm from lullabys and love notes in lunchboxes.
I'm from Sunday School, strict moral up-bringing, obligations and religious dogma. I'm from wandering off the straight and narrow path.
I'm from adventurous folks that settled the west,from Irish roots, from the warm cream skimmed off the top of a freshly milked cow. I'm from homemade bread.
I'm from a grandfather who drove a race car and made his own corn whiskey. I'm from a disowned grandmother who sold her vegetables from a roadside stand. I'm from Railroad workers and school teachers. I'm from a Dad who wrote a book on Arizona history and from a Mother who was the love of my life.
I'm from the Ruth's who inherited the family silver, from dirt poor folks who never sold it. I'm from antique Railroad watches, rubber band balls,and quirky
endearing eccentrics.I'm from hikes in the canyon and picking wild onions.
I come from love.
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This was originally posted in 2007. I am posting this again for TAW