I was just looking at my FB profile and there’s a blank where they ask for hometown.
I was born in San Diego, grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, left home at 19 when I joined the Navy, and I’ve lived a variety of places since then. My folks moved from my childhood home about 6 years after I left. I now live about 87 miles from where I grew up and just over 100 miles from my mom.
I don’t consider either place my hometown. The place where I grew up is just one of the crowded neighborhoods of row houses occupied by strangers. I never lived in the house my folks bought. I don’t think if either place with the sentimental longing for the old homestead.
Do you have a place you think of as “home” even though you no longer live there?