Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Where I'm From
I am from washing hung on the line and Tide, from Ipana toothpaste, and Spic and Span.
I am from Sunset Park, hot sunny days and little sprigs called trees.
I'm from the backyard garden... from tire swings and sandboxes and puppy dogs.
I am from homemade cookies, 12 inch tv's, and the Kane County Fair.
I'm from a stay at home Mom and a hard working Dad.
I'm from summer evenings and holly at the street corner and made up games in winter.
I'm from FDR and women's lib beginning and the polio vaccine..
I am from cooking from scratch, and a 5 dollar bill on the 4th of July.
I'm from a dog named Bonnie and a jar of salamanders.
I'm from Sundays around the piano with Grandma and Sunday suppers of fritters.
I'm from family holidays and huge turkeys, Aunts and Uncles who visited and fun with cousins.
I'm from Saturday night board games, baby sitting jobs and a job at the corner drug store.
I'm from women in the family who kept things going during the war.... Home made clothes and poodle skirts.
I'm from piano music, Church choir and meetings with the minister in the bell tower for religious training.
I'm from Elgin... city of watches, Saturday movies, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
I am from lemon meringue pie, pecan pie, fudge and a mother who made them.
I am from thunderstorms in the summer and going to the basement.
I'm from trips to Chicago on the "L" and Christmas shopping in August.
I am from dollar day sales... new school clothes, peeking at hidden Christmas presents.
I'm from new lawns, big gardens, red wagon full of tomatoes for sale.
I'm from Circus trains in the middle of the night.... Wing park swimming pool... new bike.
I am from front porch stoops with yellow chairs. Brown awnings and a big fan.
I'm from a baby brother when I was 13....rocking him to sleep, so I could play with friends.
I'm from good grades, small allowances and a first paycheck....a black pottery piggy bank.
I'm a combination of all who are related to me.
I'm from all who have ever loved me .I'm from the 50's.... lots of girl friends and a boy or two.
I'm a best friend to many and a loving Mom and Wife.
It's who I am.


  1. WOW--this would be difficult to write--I think--at least for me. I had a baby sister when I was 13, but, I am from a farm and not a town. This might be a fun exercise--thanks Balisha--I enjoyed reading who you are.

  2. This was fun to read and brought back memories for me.
    p.s. the elephant ear pastry was delicious with coffee!!!

  3. I did this several years ago on my first blog. I was at a loss as to what to write brought this one up again

  4. I enjoyed reading where you are from. I hadn't started blogging yet when you first posted it.