American Elephants

Where and What is “Home”? by The Elephant's Child
December 4, 2022, 7:32 pm
Filed under: Politics

We have no snow. None. It snowed a tiny bit, but not enough to turn anything white, nor enough to look the slightest bit wintry. I am always torn. Home. We all have somewhere we think of as “home” and it may not be where we currently live. I have lived in this Seattle suburb for around fifty years, and it remains Idaho that is home. And undoubtedly will always be, and eventually I’ll be buried in Idaho.

Do most of you have that relationship with a specific place, and is it where you grew up or somewhere else? Americans are moving around a lot, often companies send their employees to different company locations. That’s what happened to us, big corporation, lots of transfers. Lots of people moved for better opportunities, joining family, better job, Moving companies don’t seem to be high on the bankrupt list. I’ve lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, California’s East Bay, Palo Alto, Portland, Walla Walla,and Phoenix. I detest California. But Idaho remains “home”.

What is “home” to you now? Is it where you were born, where you grew up, where you went to work in a lifelong career? Or where your family “came from”, Do you have generations in a single locale? I don’t know if there is a standard for “home” for most people. Do chime in, I’d love to hear from you.

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