Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Come From

[Sunday Scribblings prompted us to write "I come from..." and I took them literally.]


I come from a family that valued learning and hard work. We practiced both, being told that if we didn't do enough of the former, we'd surely have plenty of the latter.

I come from the Midwest, and I like to think I absorbed a kind of practicality from there. I get my "horse sense" from my mom's side of the family.

I come from a long line of stubborn women.

I come from a long line of family comedians, where at family dinners we said, "the first liar doesn’t have a chance." One wisecrack was just an invitation for someone else to top it.

I come from savers. My parents lived through the Great Depression and a waste-not want-not sensibility was expected of us all.

11 comments:

linda may said...

Good on you. Families are great.

myrtle beached whale said...

Enjoyed it. We come from similar backgrounds. No silver spoons here.

Linda Jacobs said...

Humor, horse-sense, stubbornness, frugality, learning and hard work. Can't ask for more than that!

Tumblewords: said...

Similar background here. We only had what was earned or created. Enjoyed your post.

Mary said...

This is the beauty of being raised with strong midwest values!

jay said...

Sounds like a fine place to come from, too!

Understanding Alice said...

does what [she] says on the tin. brilliant :)

floreta said...

i come from a long line of stubborn woman. that's awesome!! (not sarcastically)

sister AE said...

Thanks, all, including you kindred spirits. I will be around to visit your entries as well (though it is going to take a while this week).

Carmi said...

Some of my favorite people in the world come from hardy stock, just as you've so expertly described here. So much more fun than softies who've had it handed to them.

Maria said...

Horse sense is a very good quality. It one ups common sense any day of the week.