Part of the 40%?

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Part of the 40%?
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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 10:21am
Heard on the news today that 40% of Americans do not move more than 20 miles from where they grew up. How does that stat fit into your family history? Does your college student fit into these numbers? If they went away to college, do you believe their future has them returning home? If you have moved from where you grew up do believe you will retire where you presently live, move to where you grew up, or have another place you long to be?

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Registered: 11-24-1997
Wed, 11-21-2012 - 6:24am
No, ds is spending weekend here for Thanksgiving.

Kathy

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 6:28pm
Well Pam, if Justin decides to go army it might give him the direction he needs in life. Worked for two of my three guys. I moved 70 miles from home for college and then moved 130 miles from home and never looked back. All three of my guys have lived half way across the country from home courtesy of the military. James its currently about 25 miles from home. Justin is currently in Florida, looking to move back to Wisconsin in February. Zack is currently in Texas, at the mercy of the army for six more years. I kind of expect he'll be a lifer so who knows if our when he might move back home.
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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 7:06pm
Hi Cheryl, No worries! There is no OFF topic post on our board! Like any good conversation: one thing leads to another or is that what happened in Florida with the generals? ;) Crazy is Florida! Did you of you read the The Atlantic Monthly magazine article on the military where they talk about the military and accountability? http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/general-failure/309148/
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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 5:20pm
Hi Kathy, Great news to hear you son has found a love of Maine! Will he be going to her home for Thanksgiving?
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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 5:17pm
Hi Pam, How did Justin feel he did on his test? My oldest came back one night about this time of year to join us in the high school stadium to watch his younger brother wearing a navy hat. He had gone to Jax and passed his physical. He was in community college at the time. What service do you believe Justin likes? Do you think his preference is only the army?
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Registered: 11-24-1997
Fri, 11-16-2012 - 10:34pm

We definitely fit the 40%!  Both of us born & grew up in NYC.  Except that my parents & I moved to the suburbs when I was in middle school.  Loved my teenage years on Long Island - miles of numerous beaches to surf & hang out, mall shopping, excellent schools & during my early 20's - plenty of discos to drink & dance the night away.  And only a short train ride into the city for even more action (Broadway, Times Square, etc.).  Did 2 yrs. college in Mass. but returned to NY & lived in the city for a brief time then moved to the suburbs again but this time north of NYC.  Don't miss the beach scene because I have vitiligo & scared of the sun.  As for our kids, dd is the homebody (no college dorm - she attended a local college & lived with my Mom nearby).  Our son attended college near Boston & guess what - he now lives & works there.  So no chance of him moving back to NY.  Last we heard is he has a girlfriend from Maine & spending weekends in Maine.  You can blame me on this one because in 2009 during the height of the recession - I told him firmly that Wall Street is not hiring & to stay in Boston even if it's a Red Sox town because employment opportunities are much better there.  He wanted to come home because he is a die hard Yankees fan.  Well to put it this way, he took my advice, got a job 3 months BEFORE graduation in 2010 in Boston & working there since.  He purchased a used car on one of his trips to NY from a friend proudly displayed his Yankees sticker UNTIL he had to register the car in Mass.  Somehow his Yankees sticker didn't go with his new MA. plates so he had to take off the sticker lest he get clobbered by his Red Sox & New England Patriot buddies.  When I see him on Thanksgiving, I'm dying to see the back of his car.  LOL

Kathy

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 9:15am

We moved around a lot when I was a young child but settled in central IL when I was 10. DH is also from that area and once he finished school we moved 1.5 hours away and are still here. As for the kids - I highly doubt Jason will end up in this area. He loves the bigger city. If he ended up in Chicago or St. Louis it wouldn't be so bad but I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up further away. He's already talking about wanting to do residency on the east or west coast. Justin may be one to settle closer to home but who knows. He's actually taking the ASVAB test as I type. He talked to an army recruiter last week and is seriously considering joining the army. He's doing fine in the classes he's taking at the CC and has signed up for next semester as a back up plan but he's just not found anything that really interests him. He's tried the working full time route and this is his 3rd time trying college with as many majors declared. After this semester he'll have 50 hours but still no direction. So we'll see - I'll keep you all posted.

Pam
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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 8:35am

Being the wife of a retired Navy officer- it just boggles my mind to think these guys act like they do.  Sheesh.  Makes me so mad. 

The Psychology major in me knows that some women just love the guys in power, and the guys in power like having the ladies fall at their feet. 

I know- so off the 40% topic. 

Cheryl

 

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Wed, 11-14-2012 - 11:04am
Hi Jean, My husband has always wanted to move to the south pacific, I would only agree if it was to living on a sail boat... As a Ohio boy he likes the feeling of land. ;) With the climate change and the destruction from Sandy to the barrier islands my dream of island retirement has me thinking of moving...France might not be so bad after the uproar into the sex lives of the Generals here or maybe I just need my honorary consul license plate!
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Tue, 11-13-2012 - 9:02pm

I grew up in Providence, RI, went to college & law school in Boston, got my firs job in Providence, then moved back to Boston and have lived here ever since--I guess that's more than 20 miles, which is even more unusual for people from RI who never seem to move--although I did have a few friends from high school who moved to CA.  My DD lives in MD but as of now I still think she would prefer to move home in a couple of years.  I don't think DS will want to move too far away--as of now he wants to go to UMass--well that's well over 20 miles from home, probably more like 120.

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