Where have you lived?

Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by lsu99, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

    Seems like maybe we've already done this but not sure so here's mine:

    Born -Houma, LA
    Thibodaux for a few years until age of 4
    Lafayette, LA from 5-17
    Baton Rouge (LSU & first job) from 17-23
    Houston (Heights) from 23-30
    The Woodlands, TX from 30-36

    Guessing my list is shorter than most people my age. It's hard to pick a favorite so I'll call it a three-way tie between Lafayette (where I'm "from"), Baton Rouge (damn I loved college), and The Woodlands (everything is seemingly so perfect, also close enough to Houston but far enough away).
  2. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

    Born- Biloxi, MS
    Gulfport, MS
    Panama City, FL
    Ocean Springs, MS
    New Orleans, LA
    Austin, TX
  3. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

    Central (0-2)
    Baton Rouge (2-5)
    Brusly (5-6)
    Baton Rouge (6-12)
    Albany (13-17)
    Baton Rouge @ LSU (17-21)
    Baton Rouge (21-26)
    Dallas (26-29)
    Plano (29-43)

    By my quick count, I lived in 15 different dwellings in those 9 different locations.

    I've been in Plano for the most time and lived in one house for 7 years and have nearly 7 years in the house I'm in now. The current house is set to be paid off in 11 or 12 years, so I think that may be the one for the long haul.

    Both my husband and I moved around a lot as kids, and so it's been a focus of ours for our girls to have a more settled "one place is home" sort of childhood. So, our girls have gone to the same elementary school with the same set of friends, and now my 7th grader is at the feeder middle school for our neighborhood, as well. It's made a HUGE difference in the number and depth of the friendships they've developed over what I had when I was growing up.

    I always had a good friend or two, but who they were changed quite a bit because I switched schools/residences so often. I went to 7 different schools when I was growing up--and most were not because of feeder patterns (like where my daughters will ultimately attend 4 schools K-12 in Plano.)

    Moving around even affected how I approach my career. I taught in two different schools in Louisiana in the five years before I moved to Texas. Now, I've been at the same school here in Plano for 17 years--and doubt I will ever switch.
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  4. gyver

    gyver Rely on yourself not on others.

    Born in Shelby, Ms. Lived in Olive Branch 0-4.
    Memphis 4-8.
    Visalia, CA. 8-10.
    Deer Park, Tx 10-15.
    Bobo, Ms. 15-16
    Dublin, Ms 16
    Marks 16
    Clarksdale 16-17
    Chicago 17-18 Navy Adv. Electronics school.
    Groton, Connecticut 18 Sub school
    San Diego 18 Sonar Tech school
    Norfolk 18-20 (traveled the under waters of the North Atlantic)
    Back to Memphis 20-21( tow boats)
    Back to Clarksdale 21-23( bar tend)
    Bobo/Alligator area for last 22 years( 21+ machinist &13+ fire fighter)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  5. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

    wtf is Bobo?
  6. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

    My ex-husband's grandmother owned an orange and olive ranch in Ivanhoe, California, about 10 miles from Visalia. I loved that area of California--so much better than LA or San Diego.
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  7. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Founding Member

    Houma, LA
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Jacksonville, FL
    Atlanta, GA
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Other places I have been for more than a month without returning to my residence.

    New York, NY
    Springfield, MA
    Jackson, MN
    Batavia, IL
    Hesston, KS
  8. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

    Born in Centreville MS. Only spent 2 nights in MS since.

    Baton Rouge until I was 22, Redemptorist then Old War Skule.

    Morganton NC for 4 months. LOVE me some Blue Ridge Parkway.

    SF Bay Area for 3 years to witness the explosion of the Silicon Valley.

    Craptomento for 2-1/2 years, the most pointless gathering of a million plus.

    Back to tha Bay for the last 29 years.

    Thinkin' about retiring somewhere in NC, maybe Asheville.
  9. gyver

    gyver Rely on yourself not on others.

    town south of Clarksdale, Ms. and north of Hushpuckena. About 150 residents. I'm 8-10 miles from my bass fishing and deer/duck huntin spots.
  10. gyver

    gyver Rely on yourself not on others.

    I lived not too farm from an olive grove. The irrigation ditches had lots of pyrite in them. I thought I'd struck it rich.
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