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Old 10-25-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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My grandmother calls my family a bunch of gypsies. We have moved from state to state to state to state to state and back to state then back to state again and again and again. I have a broad upbringing being that I have lived in many many places. I dont consider any home really my own. I have always felt like the new kid, old kid , new kid on the block. Most of my family is from New York city. Virtually all of my extended family lives in New York, with a few relatives in NC and CA that I have never seen. The other side is from NY but lives in MD, DC.

I was born in CT, moved young to GA, then to MD
My childhood decade was split between CT, GA, MD almost equally
Teen years decade was split between GA, SC, & NY unequally.
Adult years half decade (im 25 years old) again was SC, GA unequally

It seems GA was in all three decades of my life but re-occurrence is not how you evaluate this one is it?
There are still more factors to consider when deciding where or what is your hometown.
For example. Even though I might have lived in SC the longest, one must evaluate at what time of life was you living where you was living.

Are the childhood year cities the most important to define where a person is from?
Or is it the crucial teen years which decide a persons life.
Or is it the adult years which really mold a man into the man he becomes?
Or is it all about where you have lived the longest, adding up all the months and years to the tee?


So the real question is, how do you decide where you are really from? I always feel like this question is too vague to answer.

--A wise man once said, it aint bout where you from its all about where you at. I feel these words are even truer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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My father is an academic and my family lived in several different places as I was growing up. (I only lived in the city that I was born for 2 years and I went to 7 different schools within 12 years of schooling.)

At this point in my life, I tell people that I am from the city that I am living in which is also where I spent a good deal of my adult life.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think most people use the town where they graduated from high school, which is usually also used by most state universities to determine whether qualified for in-state tuition fees. Obviously, there is never a single rule that applies in all cases without any gray areas.

By the way, how come "gypsies" does not turn into *******? Like Ma****, the capital of Mozambique, and Shakespeare's "the ***** in the armor", or ****-n-Span cleaning products? Gypsy and even gyp are invalid words in editions of Scrabble approved for school use.

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