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Thursday, June 21, 2007

T13 (6/∞): Places I've Lived

Thirteen Places I've Lived

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Here is a list of the eleven U.S. states and two countries outside the U.S. I've lived in (my parents moved around a lot when I was very young):

  1. New York (1956-1957, 1958-1962): I was born on Long Island and we lived on Long Island whenever we lived in NY; my earliest memories are of NY
  2. Massechusets (1957-1958): Taunton, MA is where I took my first step; Dad had stood me up against the side of the house to take my picture and I took a step toward him to grab the camera, so he took the picture right away
  3. Connecticut (1958): a place for which I have no memories
  4. Rhode Island (1958): yet another place for which I have no memories
  5. New Hampshire (1962-1963, 1963-1975): though I haven't set foot in the state since 1982, this is the state I think of as home (or it was until I got married and moved to Minnesota)
  6. Maine (1963): I have a few memories of living in Maine, but they truly are few and even more vague than they are few
  7. Texas (1975): As with all USAF Airmen, I went through basic training at Lackland AFB (that's Air Force Base to you civilians) in San Antonio
  8. Mississippi (1975-1976): After basic training, I got my technical training as a Telecommunications Specialist at Keesler AFB in Biloxi
  9. Turkey (1976-1977): I spent my first year after "Tech School" in Turkey
  10. Germany (1977-1979): I spent two great years near Kaiserslautern
  11. Maryland (1979-1981): the last two years of my six year commitment I spent at Andrews AFB—home of Air Force One
  12. Virginia (1981-1995): upon my discharge I took a job working in Virginia
  13. Minnesota (1995-): after getting married, we fled the D.C. area—well, I fled (Julie just came with)—and settled in this house in Eagan in August 1995

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The Gatekeeper said...

Wow, I can honestly say I have never been to any of those places you've lived in. And I thought I've been pretty much everywhere. I guess that would be a little naive of me. I've lived in New Guinea, Holland, Australia, Washington, Colorado and California. And within all those countries and states moved around quite a bit also. Cool list.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Wow, I've traveled a lot, but pretty much lived in the same state my whole life.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, you've moved around a lot. Do you think you're a wanderer, or have you moved so much for jobs and other compelling reasons?

Happy TT!