Story last updated at 5/9/2012 - 1:17 pm
I am from tall trees where bears roam in the woods.
I am from dreams long ago
with bees and butterflies humming in my heart.
I am from cooking with my mom
sweet smells are coming out of the oven.
I am from a salty ocean
where the whales and dolphins swim.
I am from planting seeds in the garden with my mom
where the flowers will grow as tall as they can.
I am from food of all kinds
like moose meat and tacos.
I am from books of dogs and cats.
I am from Gustavus where the wild animals live.
I am from the merry-go-round that is now gone
but not forgotten.
I am from the words that I've learned through my life
that I will never forget
and my mama saying "You're learning to read!"
I am from snacks of all colors
Like crackers and cheese, apples, oranges and broccoli.
I am from playing in the ditches
in the summer and spring with Linnea and Iris.
I am from libraries with books of all kinds
Like "fiction" and "nonfiction" which means
"Not true" and "true".
I am from drinks of all colors
Yellow lemonade, clear water, red highbush cranberry,
orange juice, and white milk.
I am from the best school ever!
I am from trying to keep up with my dad skiing in the Crane Flats.
I am from the Mountains of Ignorance with Penelope
Trapped up in the Castle in the Sky.
I am from beautiful princesses named Rhyme and Reason.
I am from the whole world where I live.
Yarrow Platt is a
second-grader in Gustavus.