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I am from homemade banana bread with no nuts, from Crest baking soda toothpaste and green apple Dawn dish soap.

I am from the right side duplex on Goldbrier Lane, a rusty swing set in the backyard and a neighbor with a German Shepherd who once ate superglue and couldn’t bark right for days.

I am from the aloe vera plant that mom rubbed on my sunburned shoulders, the scent of freshly mowed grass and the every once in a while flowers from my dad to my mom.

I am from Crandalls and Hendersons and Ricks and Susans and stubborn, yet driven, and borderline obnoxious some days.

From “Because I said so” and “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” and rice and vegetables with soy sauce but Little Caesars every other Friday.

I am from the suburbs of Memphis, from a nurse and a business management professor, and a grandpa who grew up during the Depression and learned what it meant to have everything with nothing.

I am from creepy bamboo forests in the backyard, with trickling streams running over rocks peppered on uneven terrain, and from people who may truly know you and yet still love you. 
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