While visiting Yellowstone National Park, people would ask me “Where are you from?”
I have a pat answer: “I currently live in Arizona but I am from Georgia.” Then I add, “I don’t really claim Arizona yet.”
We’ve been here three years so I’m not sure at what point I will claim Arizona. I think the kids already do. They talk about going to Arizona State University sometimes and that nearly kills Michael. He still envisions them walking around north campus at Georgia.
I went with Michael in the spring to an awards dinner, and we were talking to some industry people. Michael was amazing talking about the politics, roads, towns and just all these small details about Arizona.
I told Michael after “You did a really good job talking about this state. It’s like you live here.” He’s like I do and so do you.
I know a lot of families in Atlanta are transplants, and I am wondering at what point did you feel like you were from Atlanta? At what point did you start claiming Georgia as home?