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How far are you .
from the place you were born?

 6:47 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am currently sitting less than two miles from where I was born. This sounds really boring and perhaps it is but I am almost 59 years of age and I have never moved away from my place of birth.

I have been in many places, the USA, India, Caribbean and all over Europe but my base has always been here (near Loch Lomond in Scotland).

How far are you from where you were born and raised?



 6:54 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would guess about 2000 kms away.

I have to check this out for myself, but personally I have never stayed in a city for more than 4 years since I was born. And I haven't visited my birthplace since I moved out when I was 4 or 5.

BeeDeeDubbleU, I would consider you lucky in a way.


 8:00 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

10 miles from first residence of 5 years, 30 years current place. Grandmother lives in other side of double block at first residence and I may move back....

"I shall return."
Douglas MacArthur



 8:20 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

200 Miles. I make the trip once a month to visit family.


 8:28 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

About 30 miles from where I was born...although I have lived in a few places since then.


 8:43 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

My parents were traveling across the US about 55 years ago when I, typically, arrived a bit early. That was the first and only time visited that small town, which is 1465 miles (2358 km) from where I live now.

It's a pain. I have to list it as "Place of Birth" and people often ask, "Oh, you're from there!" No, I'm not. I would make up a weird story about living in the rural village, but they were very nice to my folks, so I don't.


 12:34 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

About 5000 kilometres. I haven't been back to my place of birth since 2002. I lived there until I was 18. Almost everyone I know from there has moved away, including my immediate family which is now dispersed across several continents. I don't regret leaving, and even if I'd like to visit a bit more often, I don't miss the place much.

I'll take my son back there one day when he gets older, but I'll never go back to live in my country of birth. I love it too much in my adopted home!


 12:47 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

About 1500 miles and 200 light years from where I was born and raised.

There is a world of difference between living in the rural south and residing

in the Los Angeles area of the west coast...KF


 12:54 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am in the house where I was born and I do not even move a feet from this location while I am "at work" :)
Some of the advantages of working online;
// But I am sure 90% of people here know all about work-at-home benefits.


 1:09 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

About 10 miles (downtown L.A.) *And* it is my birthday today, so I especially appreciate this topic!


 1:14 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

According to Geobytes, I am 18,393km or 11,430 miles from the place I was born, although they don't have my birth town in Germany listed. Funnily enough my birth place is a bigger city than the little blob I live in now in New Zealand.

Go figure.

Do I get the prize for the biggest distance? I couln'd find a place further away from my dominating mother :)



 1:16 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

well happy birthday Malibucreek

I presently live about 700 kms, though only after a recent move, it was about 4500 kms for the last 11 yrs


 4:21 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

130 miles


 4:27 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

I live less than 3 miles from the hospital I was born in. I've left this town a hundred times, travelled the entire country over and over again, spent 20 years away from this town... but I always come back.

I'm reminded of Salmon spawning.. they always come back.

This is depressing....


 5:49 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

afew hundred miles. been further, been closer.
have only rarely returned to community of my birth but given my family moved from there when I was but a few weeks old, not much of a connection was broken.

less than 200 miles from where I grew up, and once again, I've been further, and been closer. Don't get back as often as I would like, or should, in that both my parents and her parents reside there, along with her sis, one of my brothers, and another not all that far removed. Other kin have long moved on on my side of the equation, though she could still fill a reunion hall rather easily without reaching too far outside the county lines except for us.


 5:55 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

looks like I take second place:
5641 miles/9077 kilometers. 12 hour flight there, 10 hour flight back (jet stream issues).

I visit once or twice a year..


 7:32 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is depressing....

Not really.


 7:48 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Where ever you hang your hat,is home!...KF


 9:20 pm on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

14 miles, born in Newmarket

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