Where are you from originally? (When you grew up, perhaps with your parents) Did you leave home? The community? The state? Where did you settle? Are you near your parents now? I left Fluvanna County, Virginia to attend college, and I lived in Northern Virginia for 6 more years. I returned in 1990 on the whim of my ex, and that turned out to be a BLESSING. I'm here for the duration. My father is still living (mother died suddenly in '95, keeping me from moving out of state) and doing well. My sister lives an hour away, and we are the ONLY nuclear family branch that has stayed close to each other. Clint has an even better story, if he posts it! What's yours?