How Many Here Are Hometown Boys/Girls?

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  1. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have lived in Brisbane all my life and am happy to stick around.
     
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    To be fair, the original song is Australian:

    The Australian version starts: "Well, I was humpin' my bluey[nb 1] on the dusty Oodnadatta road, When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load, 'If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride,' so I climbed in the cabin, and I settled down inside, He asked me if i'd seen a road with so much dust and sand, I said listen mate, I've travelled every road in this here land. 'Cause..." No state capitals are mentioned or any major cities at all except for Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory, and Canberra, the capital of the nation.

    The toponyms listed are:

    Verse 1
    Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba, Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah, Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla, Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla, Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla, Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla.
    Verse 2
    Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo, Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo, Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne, Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow, Narromine, Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wanganella, Morella, Augathella, Brindabella
    Verse 3
    Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby, Mittagong, Cooranbong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi, Yarra Yarra,[4] Bouindarra, Wallangarra, Turramurra, Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra, Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta, Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta
    Verse 4
    Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat, Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captains Flat, Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween, Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly, Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly
    For some of the above, more than one place in Australia has the same name (e.g. Coolangatta, Gin Gin, and Fingal). The links given above are the most famous locations with those names.
     
  3. 6String69

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    I moved around growing up and kept moving.
     
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  4. Stringbanger

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    That’s funny. The towns I lived in were small towns in rural areas of the county. We used to refer to the guys from the city as “townies”, because they lived “in town”.
     
  5. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, "townies" is what us college students called the folks who lived in those towns. Yearround. They had their own grocery stores, restaurants and bars. We had ours.

    I think it was a pejorative that just morphed into a descriptor with no malice attached.
     
  6. nojazzhere

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    Not only do I still live in the same town, but the five houses I've lived in since I moved out of my parents' house have been no more than eight or ten miles from the house I grew up in. My folks moved into that house when I was about one year old, (from one a block away, where I came home from hospital to). I've owned my current house for over twenty-five years.....which is about four or five miles from the house I grew up in. Ft Worth has simply EXPLODED in size in my lifetime.....but I've always been a "west-sider". ;)
     
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  7. KevinB

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    I'm almost exactly 4,000 miles away.

    Born and brought up in Liverpool, UK and now living in Hilton Head, South Carolina (with quite a few stops along the way). Liverpool is still "home" though.
     
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    I live less than a mile from where I grew up. I still run down our old street a couple times a year just to see how those little post-WWII prefab houses are doing. Moved away for five years at age 18 but came back.

    One of our high school mantras was “I’m moving away as soon as I graduate!” but a bunch of us are here. I was just at a varsity HS football game last night watching my grandson play. It’s a pretty nice little town, all told.
     
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    yep, I am. But I was gone for 28 years in mid life.
     
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    Born and raised in Austin, TX. Never left. Been 50 plus years. Not as cool as it used to be, but I'm a creature of habit, and will probably finish my time here.
     
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    Living in the house where I soiled my first diapers , I guess that I qualify .
     
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    Moved way too much growing up to even have a hometown in the first place. I think due to that quasi-nomadic childhood, I've been happily settled in Georgia for 25+ years and have no intention of moving. It helps that I really love my adopted hometown of Atlanta even if I am far from a native son!
     
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    I was born in Jersey but we moved to the Philly area when I was 6 months old. I had lived there up until 2011 where I moved down here to TX for work.

    As great as TX is, over the past few years I have become very homesick and am very much looking to move back to the city I love & miss. You can take the man out of Philly, but you can never take Philly out of the man. Too many great people, places, and memories to leave. All I need to find is a job & I'm outta here!
     
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  14. Jim622

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    Except for 9 years in Active Duty, I have lived in Philadelphia my whole life. One of the engine companies I was at was in the neighborhood I grew up in. MY father used to take me there when I was a kid. We also would respond to the hospital I was born in. My dad was born in a house around the corner.
     
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    That's really beautiful country, I love that part of the Oregon coast. My folks lived in the Medford/Rogue River area for a few years and I'd always try to swing over to Bandon during my visits.
     
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    Yep. My Dad was born at home a block away from the house in which I spent my teens. That was 1932, and he’s still around.
     
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    My parents were both born and raised in Morley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Mum was one of thirteen kids, twelve lived within a fifteen minute drive of my grandparents home, three lived in the same street of twelve houses. Although Leeds is now a vibrant financial centre in the '70's it's industries were decimated. At eighteen I moved to Sheffield for four years, followed by five in London, and since then I have lived in Oxfordshire.

    Yorkshire is still home though I'm unlikely to ever live there again. Until Dad died three years ago, on visits back home, I would be stopped in the street by folks I would not know, who would say to me "Hello luv, you're Betty's eldest, I'm sorry to hear about your Mum, how's your Dad? Do tell him we asked after him". Despite not living there, I still belong and always will.
     
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    I still live in the town my parents moved to the summer before I started first grade in 1953. I live about 1/2 mile from that house. Still see my old childhood friends often and a group of about 12-15 of us get together for lunch once a month at different places, towns and even a couple different states once a month. One of them is a retired teacher who bought an old limo just for things like that. Eight or nine of us that live in town ride in that each month. My closest friends are those I have known since grade school.

    Still get together occasionally to jam with four or five guys guys I have known and played music with since the late 50's/early 60's.
     
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    I do still gig once or twice a year with guys from my home town, one I have known since the age of five, one since eighteen, and another is married to one of my former teachers.
     
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    I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I left there 11 years ago and never looked back. Sometimes you want get out of your own backyard.
     
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