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No for me and Mr. SK. No for both of my brothers, yes for one of my sisters-in-law.

Yes for my cousin... no for my mother and all of my aunts and uncles.

Yes for Mr. SK's parents and brothers btw, which is less common in Japan as well because of the high number of people in Japan who move to major metro areas for work.

Interesting.


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There are a number of reasons. One is occupational licensing. Another is a shift in the mix of jobs in the economy - to get a job in automobile manufacturing in the 50s you moved to Detroit. To get a job as a physical therapist or a yoga instructor in 2019 you don’t have to leave town.

He had other reasons, that aren’t coming to me at the moment.
 
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None of my siblings, cousins, parents, aunts and uncles, or grandparents now live (or died) in the state they were born in.
 
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Not me, nor my son, daughters, and sister.

It was a close call with my kids. One of them stayed in Florida, but he is not the one who was born in Florida.

Looking up the family tree, however, my parents and all of my grandparents and great-grandparents lived and died in the same state. As far as I know, that holds true back to my great-great-great-grandparents, and I suspect that this is true of a good number of people who grew up where I did. (Not all or even most of them, because I grew up in a university town where many people came to study or teach, but there was a sizable cohort of people whose families had lived there as long as anyone could remember.)

I think this is a pattern in areas that were traditionally agricultural. I think most of my ancestors lived on land that had been their parents, or else they bought land nearby, until the early twentieth century. My grandparents and parents had more education and they worked in non-farm jobs, but they stayed in-state.

In my generation, we got still more education and had a greater tendency to move where opportunities took us. Among my cohort of first cousins, about half of us moved away and half are still in the states where we were born.


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nope


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Yes for me. And my mom and siblings.

No for spouse and kids.


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Yup for both of us... Even ended up back in the town we went through school to raise our kids. Now moving back to the big city!


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I did until about three months ago. My ex-wife and my kids were all born and remain in California.
 
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I did until about three months ago. My ex-wife and my kids were all born and remain in California.



Btw,

How's it going?


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I did until about three months ago. My ex-wife and my kids were all born and remain in California.



Btw,

How's it going?


Definitely still in the honeymoon phase. I love it so far. The snow is gorgeous but not overwhelming. I have escaped the traffic and the smog.

I just put my daughter on a plane. While she was here we spent the last couple of days mostly in the lake Tahoe area, which really is a beautiful place. I think I’m really going to enjoy having that a short drive away come the hotter summer months.

And, every day I get a great deal of pleasure out of not paying state taxes…
 
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There is a casino in Tahoe that has a nice outdoor music venue - Harrah's? You might want to check it out.

It's a great place to hear a concert on a summer evening.


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No.
 
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Yes.

I was born and lived in the Pacific Northwet through high school. Then I spent a very miserable year and a few months in the Florida panhandle, then five and a half years in DC and the DC 'burbs.

I missed the climate and culture of western Washington State and moved back over 30 years ago. I'm still living in the same house -- the one my parents bought in 1974.

I have been very fortunate to have worked for the same employer for 30 years, so I've never be pressed to move for work.

Nowhere other than here has ever felt like "home".

I did think about retiring to Eastern Europe, specifically Poland (because I speak a little Polish and could become fluent quickly), but the current political climate there is not so appealing.


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I live an hour from where I was born and 20 min from where I grew up.

Would not want to live anywhere else.

Coastline


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I live exactly 19.7 miles from the hospital in which I was born.

So, errrrm, yes.


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