Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday afternoon genealogy fun – Where I’m From Poem

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun.  Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.  This week’s mission was
1) Did you see Sunny Morton’s post titled 
Write Your Own “Where I’m From” Poem and Enter to Win FREE Genealogy Gems Membership! (11 November 2015) – you can win something on Genealogy Gems.

2)  Write your own “Where I’m From” poem and enter the contest.  You can see a sample format at

3)  Share your poem on your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  

Here’s mine:

Mitcham, in the eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

Is where I grew up

Where city met country, and the best of both worlds

In a little blue house on a hill

With bushland all around

And a blue Holden car to match


Fun was had on that hill,

flying down on scooters and roller skates

and a billy cart dad made

from old pram wheels and an old crate


Where walks were fun,

with bushland and creeks

And the sound of bellbirds

and kookaburras in the gum trees


I come from a family

that prefer reading to talking

With a family of 7 girls

clothes were handed from sister to sister

and toys were shared by all


Where Christmas holidays were summer holidays

And to keep cool we went swimming

At the pool at our local primary school


Where a Christmas roast turned the house into an oven

And cooking outdoors could cause disastrous results


Where holidays combined fun in the sun and surf

And helping with pea picking on the family farm


From there, all over the suburbs of Melbourne I trekked

From the east at Ferntree Gully

To way out west in Little River

And then in the middle at Coburg,

then Preston and Reservoir


Numurkah, in Northern Victoria is where I now live

With houses over the road and on either side

With farmland over the back fence

And kookaburras and cockatoos nesting in the gum trees