I am from homemade

raviolis, always served

in a special tomato broth.

I am from holidays,

packed with tradition

and spent with family.

I am from jewelry makers,

and presidents,

from revolutionaries

and church founders.

I am from baseball,

I wear only Cubbie blue

(there is no other color.)

I am from "Everything Above,"

my ancestors were

somewhat self-important.

I am from the oldies,

blaring over the radio

as we drove down the road.

I am from free thinkers,

individualists and reformers.

I come from military men,

that have served

throughout the ages.