Opinion Saturday

It’s Opinion Saturday again, time to announce the next Golden Keyboard Contest. The challenge this week is to write your own “I Am From.” To give you a little thinking time, I’m going to run this contest until Friday evening. I’ll announce the winner next Saturday morning.

Now, for the format: here’s the blank form, to copy and paste into your own word program to work on. The original idea (I think) came from here: Fragments From Floyd. Be sure to go read that, because there you’ll find more detailed instructions and links to others who have done this.

Speaking of links: during the week, as you complete yours, come back and give me a link, and I’ll add your name to the bottom of this post as additional inspiration to others still working on theirs. Also during the week, I’ll be posting the ones my teenagers wrote!

Sound fun? I hope so. And don’t be intimidated by this. It’s actually a very forgiving and inspiring format. Even if your past was not perfect, with some thought you too can come up with a great little collection of memories to share with your children.

Other “I Am From” links:
As I See It Now: I Am From …
My Life in Bits & Pieces: Where I’m from
Children and Cheerios: I am from….
Diane’s Page: I Am From…..
LammyAnnLife : I Am From
Living iN my mind: Where I’m From
Faithful Mommy: I am from
Somewhere In The Sun: I Am From
Are we there yet?: Where I’m from
From Under the Laundry Pile: I Am From
The Mother Load: I Am From…
Magically Mama: Where I Come From
Please don’t hang up: I Am From….
Holding the Mirror up to My Soul: I Am From
Lifenut ยป From
Family Circus: I Am From


  1. I did it! I did it! Come see me….:) Thanks soo much for this! Completely enjoyable!

  2. Hey, Mary,
    I did my own version earlier, but since you posted a link to the formal template, I wrote another one using that. You can find it here, http://lenadianejennings.blogspot.com/2006/04/i-a

    I hope I did that right. If not, visit me and it's up now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. i find it easier to write if someone else gives me a topic! :o)

    i start work again (i work seasonal and monday is day 1 of that Season!), so i may not have time … i did read Debra's back when she wrote it, and loved it … she is a comfy writer …

    blessings to you!

  4. Mary, I love it. I have most of my posts for the week planned, but I will do this later in the week. Thanks!

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    wa nice!

  6. wow…thank you for this…it really got my mind a'churnin'!
    Now I'm on the warpath of finding more of these challenges!

  7. Thanks for the writing activity! It made me put my brain to work, and it is finally posted!!

  8. Lurker here, but this one caught my attention. It was really fun to do!! http://www.apsies34.blogspot.com

  9. This was so fun Mary, I wrote one too and put it up.

    I keep wanting to redo it though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thanks for the great idea. I really enjoyed writing this out and remembering all those things. What fun I had…

    Mine is at http://pattonfamilymusings.blogspot.com/2006/04/w

    (I don't know how to link…)

  11. Completed my first challenge! This was a lot of fun! I hope all enjoy!

  12. Thanks so much for this! It was a tremendous joy to write.

    Here's a link to mine: magicallymama.blogspot.com

  13. I did this too! It was tough for me! I hope everyone enjoys it.

    Susan :o)

  14. Okay Mary, I did one too! I've loved reading everyone else's. Thanks for getting this going.

  15. I even gave this to my kids cause I enjoyed it so much, great idea, I will have to post theirs also when they are done.

  16. I did it…kicking and screaming. Not completely painless.

  17. I'm too late for your contest– but it looked too fun to pass up, so I did it anyway. Thanks for sharing this idea– I asked my husband to do one and I'm going to have all of the kids do one as well.