Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PrompTuesday! It's back..

What I really mean is that I am back to doing participating in PrompTuesday. The morning all day all night every moment sickness is taking its toll. If I live until December 1st, I'm sure I'll live through the rest of it too. Go visit and read the other submissions. This one should be a fun one to read!

The theme for today is:

This week, tell us who you are, what’s inside, where you’re from. Share your memory fragments, those visions in your head, those figments that make you, you. What bits and pieces formed your whole? Are you whole? Tell us.

I am from summers spent eating Popsicles on the front steps in my swimsuit.

I am from winters spent eating Oreo's meant to be snowman eyes, and the dessert for my bagged school lunch.

I am from summer mornings with the smell of gasoline, the feel of vinyl seats, and the feeling of humid air as we drive across town to summer school.

I am from daily bicycle rides to school, and then from school, afternoon snacks of carrot cake and milk.

I am from summers spent at the lake swimming, water skiing, getting sunburned, smelling of Coppertone, fighting flies, and sitting around the campfire after dark, competing for the first satellite sight and the best roasted marshmallows.

I am from a group of friends, all packed into my 1986 Chevette, cruising the main drag on our way to The Coffee House for Mocha's and deep conversation, followed by late night Taco Bell cravings and possibly missing curfew.

I am from afternoons and weekends spent working at Dairy Queen and sampling everything on the menu, while having whipped cream fights, trading food with the guys at Taco Johns and Wendy's, and making 'maple leaf' faces.

I am from a place where the summers are hot, the winters are freezing, and the spring and fall are too short, where the mountains are a day away, but worth the drive.

I am from happiness mixed with a little pain, a little sadness, and just enough learning.

I am from four states and counting.


Amanda said...

Mary, I loooove this post. You're a great writer. You made me go back to those places with you! :)

Momma Mary said...

Aw, shucks!! Thanks!! :)

Amanda said...

PromptTuesday from San Diego Momma is always fun! I haven't done one in a while. Dairy Queen makes me think of where I am from. I could walk to it with my friends. Mmm. I kind of want a dipped cone now. Did you turn the blizzards upside down before you handed them to the customers?

Thanks for stopping by The Mom Crowd. I hope you feel better soon! Morning sickness is one of the absolute worst things on the planet.


San Diego Momma said...

What great images. I particularly relate to Taco Bell and Coppertone.

And speaking as someone who's had horrible morning sickness with two pregnancies, my heart completely goes out to you.

I wish I could help.

tinsenpup said...

That was great. I love all the food intermingled in your memories - oreos, popsicles, carrot cake, marshmallows, etc. - it's very evocative.