Who am I

Me about 1962

Julie’s From Where?

I am from the sunny hill country, from peaches, apples and Longaberger Baskets.

I am from an adobe home in the shinning sun, from a bungalow shaded under a maple tree on a quiet little street in an awakening town.
I am from the land of the Maple, Pine and the mighty Oak. Graced for a time with the mighty Saguaro, the state flower I dwelt under as a very young child.

I am from Terrill, McCartney, Upson, Ogilvie and many more. From hard workers, make doers, from preachers and teacher all who had joy and sorrow and lives like us all.

I am from the farmer that plowed the fields or gathered fruit and the minister who tended to a different kind of fruit and tended a loving flock.

I am from a family that thought of others and believed in the golden rule. We were told to do our best and to be happy in our circumstances. If we had a chance to improve then we should. To understand that it not the money one makes, but what of value you’re living¬† left behind that was of importance.

I am from the Puritan and Presbyterian all seeking to praise their Lord in freedom. I now enjoy that freedom as a Baptist.

I’m from the Firelands stretching all the way back to the landing place of my ancestors at the City on The Hill.¬† Benton, Rowley, New Haven, Ashtabula, Yorkshire, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire are all places that were called home. I am from corn beef and cabbage to Waldorf salad.

From the veterinarians turned doctors, the soldiers and the chemists and all the ladies that stood beside them.

I am from lake sides, riversides and mountains grand, a back yard safe and secure to the tram climbing some majestic mountain side. From an orchard that surrounds a cozy cape cod, to a loving home by the side of the road.
I am from all these and more. I hale from ancient blood and foreign lands. I am the culmination of all these.

The above poem was written by suggestion of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings for one of his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun projects. I thought it would fit very nicely here.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Write a Poem on “Where I’m From”
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10 comments


  1. Suzan Kaye

    Interesting exercise! Will have to give it a try, some day when I have time and a few extra brain cells to spare … thanks for sharing!

    • It was my pleasure. On the write a poem page you will find a link to a template for this poem and the information about the poet that actually wrote a poem in this manner. Have fun! It doesn’t really take that long, just a matter of filling in some blanks.

  2. Anonymous

    Hey would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a honest price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

  3. Teresa Rozich

    Hey Julie! How are you doing? It’s been so long! I have a question for you. Do you know of a free website that allows gedcom AND family message boards AND picture sharing? Family is wanting to come together online as we get more and more separated by the miles, and I can’t find anything that allows all that. So how have you been doing???

    • Teresa! Starting a blog and allowing family to be “users” of the blogs would work and you could set up different pages with in the blog for geds, family photos, family stories. If you have your own website you might try WordPress.org and if you don’t you might consider WordPress.com. Google Blog might work this way too.
      Keep looking I am sure there is something out there that you can make work for your situation :D
      I am doing great thank you! It has been a long time. I have just had two cousins find me from past work :D one is a Kaye in Manitoba CA and another a distant Crawford cousin in West Australia!!
      Julie

      • Teresa Rozich

        That’s awesome! Yeah, I keep finding family reunion pages, but they don’t allow for gedcom upload, and I found genealogy sites that don’t allow message boards. Very frustrating. And we want it password protected as well, because it will include recent info.

        That’s great, about the new cousins. Believe it or not, I’ve found cousins by writing books. I’ve started using ancestor names as character names. LOL. It’s great! People contact me and say “that’s my name”. LOL.

        • Wow that was a good idea on your part to add your surnames to the books :D Teresa I know I can make this site private and password protected so that only those that are “users” can have access. I know if you up load a ged here it’s not going to open into a tree like on Ancestry, but you can link to them and they can be downloaded as a file, so it still can be shared and backed up in that way. I can upload Media beyond pictures.
          Julie

  4. Julia, Happy Blogiversary!!

    Regards, Grant

    • Thanks you so much Grant! I can’t believe it’s been 2 yrs! I have some work to do, I have been lax in posting lately! Thanks again for stopping buy and wishing me Happy Blogiversary!

      Julie

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