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What’s home to us now?

 

Throughout history people have never moved around and traveled as much as we Westerners have in the past 50 years. At the same time, having a sense of home is inherent in people. It’s seemed to be based on family, and until recently in history, families would live in the same place or nearby for log periods and lifetimes

 

That’s not always true any more, and fewer of us still live in Fullerton, Orange County or even Southern California. We move around because of people we marry, for jobs and career, for military obligations, for retirement and other reasons. 

 

How do we define “home” now? What do you consider your home, in the deepest way?

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Doug Elwell on August 15, 2018 at 7:57 AM said:

For me, it's the Central California Coast. I especially need to see, feel and smell the ocean to truly feel at "home."
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on August 14, 2018 at 7:19 PM said:

To some my answer may seem old-fashioned, I admit. My ancestors came to Orange County between 1900 and 1915, and my dad in 1943. I’ve always felt as if my home has picked me, instead of me picking my home. I’ve always loved Fullerton and Orange County, although I’ve been critical of them, too. The place feels like me, somehow, and I couldn’t change it. It’s me, and I‘m part of it here. I lived in Maryland for a year, but missed California so much I had to return.

That’s just how I see it for me, and not necessarily anyone else. Almost all my old Fullerton and Orange County friends have moved somewhere else, many far away.

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