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  1. After many years of being a long-distance Mom, MIL, and Grandma, my daughter and her family are moving very near our home! I am SO thrilled!

    Now my husband and I can keep the kids for Mom and dad to go out, or have them for sleepovers. My daughter and I can catch up on our shopping:roll (is that really possible?) and we won't have to miss our granndson's soccer games anymore.

    I can barely wait!

    Have any of you all had similar experiences? I was raised with all of my family (parents, aunts, uncles cousins, grandparents) within a very short drive from our home. Since I moved 11 years ago, I haven't had ANY family around! Yay!:spin:
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  2. Poll: How near is (most of) your family?

    • My family lives very near me

      14.71% 5
    • My family lives in the same town

      2.94% 1
    • My family lives within 30 mins of me

      26.47% 9
    • My family lives a couple of hours away

      11.76% 4
    • My family lives in the same state

      5.88% 2
    • My family is scattered all over creation

      26.47% 9
    • My family is blown to the four winds

      5.88% 2
    • Family? What is that?

      5.88% 2
    • I have a "chosen" family near me

      0% 0
    • My "in-laws" are my family

      0% 0
    34 Votes
  3. 16 Comments

  4. by   jnette
    That is REALLY neat, Cathy ! So happy and exciting for you ! WOOT !

    Can't relate, however. Haven't lived close to ANY family since I was 18, and that's been too many moons too count ! And both my kids moved out on their own after high school as well (which I don't regret, as it gave them invaluable travel and learning experience). But my daughter does live close enough now to visit regularly and it sure is fun.

    So visiting with family is really special to me, too. ENJOY !
  5. by   karenG
    my parents live an hours drive away- and trust me.......thats close enough!!!!!

    Karen
  6. by   VickyRN
    My brother and SIL live 600 miles away and my other brother is on another continent! Miss them a lot!
  7. by   suehp
    My Mum and Dad live about 1/2 hour away which is ok, and my in-laws live in the same village just 2 minutes up the road - shame they cant live a bit further away!!!!!LOL

    Hopefully within the next year they will still be here and i will be in Florida!!! I am not too bothered about distance really but they are.

    Sue
  8. by   jemb
    My "family" members all have four legs and fur. They all live with me.
  9. by   jadednurse
    When I was younger I thought nothing of the distance between me and my family, but now as I get older I've come to appreciate being so close. Enjoy!
  10. by   Dplear
    As I have gotten older i appreciate the distance between our family even more....If I had my choice I would have no less than 1500 miles between family members...perferably an ocean or two even....and I come froma large family of 10 kids.

    Dave
  11. by   CATHYW
    Originally posted by Dplear
    As I have gotten older i appreciate the distance between our family even more....If I had my choice I would have no less than 1500 miles between family members...perferably an ocean or two even....and I come froma large family of 10 kids.

    Dave
    With 10 kids in the family, no wonder you want some space! LOL!
  12. by   gwenith
    I lived over 600 k away form my family for many years and then I moved back and now I am a doting Aunite and living it!!!!
    Just got sooem worrisome news about my Mum though so I feel even more grateful for being closer to them.
  13. by   Huq
    My family are scattered around the world.

    At least I am lucky enough to have my children and grandchildren on the same continent!
  14. by   H ynnoD
    My mom is getting married Sat.and moving 8 hrs away.My dad retired and moved 10 hrs away last week.My youngest Brother lives 6 hrs away.My middle Brother lives only 3 hrs away.I'm the last of My Family here in Fresno.All my Grandparents have passed on.This hit me last week made me feel kind of scared and all alone.I guess because when I was younger there was always some place near by to go when I needed help.
  15. by   Huq
    DonnyH.

    I am Visalia and close enough to grab your hand if you ever need help.

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