If you have relocated, do you miss your old home?

@kgwat70 (13395)
United States
April 8, 2007 3:39pm CST
I was wonder how many of you miss your old home or homes that you used to live in before you moved. If you are planning to move, do you feel that you will miss your old home? Do you have many wonderful memories at your old place? What do you miss about it? What do you not miss about your previous homes? I do not really miss my first home since I was really young and do not remember it too well. My parents are probably going to sell their current home and get a smaller place. I will miss that home a lot since I have so many wonderful memories there. It will be sad when they move out but they are doing so since they are getting older and are having some health issues.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
I wish I could say the same as you Ken on that one..but memories of yesterdady are best left there for me..my happiest memories..sad to say were not at home..they were once I left and are still being made..Happy Easter!
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
8 Apr 07
Most of my good childhood memories were in my parents current home so I would miss not going there when they move out. Hopefully your new place will have many and better memories for you in case you decide to move again. Happy Easter to you as well Joy. :-)
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Thanks for you kind words ..as always..always like to read your comments..you are a wonderful person:)+
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
9 Apr 07
You are a wonderful person too Joy. I enjoy reading your comments as well and your topics. Enjoy the rest of your Easter sunday.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
9 Apr 07
It wasn't the first place I lived in but I miss an apartment that I lived in for over 11 years. It was in an apartment complex and I met a bunch of amazing people. I have since moved three times and no place really feels like home. The thing I don't miss about that apartment is that the apartments were so close you could actually hear your neighbors going to the bathroom if it was very quiet. The neighbors always knew everything you did.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
1 May 07
I have not lived in an apartment complex, other than in college, I do miss some of the people that I was neighbors with and friends with then. I would not like hearing the noises my neighbors make either.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I wouldn't say I miss my old home. I love it where I live now and there aren't really so many good memories in my old home. It wasn't ALL bad, but I was miserable growing up, so... yeah. I definitely don't wanna go back. It's great here!
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
1 May 07
I am sorry to hear that you do not miss your old home but am pleased to hear that you love your new home. I guess it is hard to miss a old home or school or other place if you did not have any good memories to remember. I was miserable growing up as well so I do not miss my first home very much either.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
9 Apr 07
We just moved last August from Michigan to Pennsylvania...i had lived in my little home town my entire life...i had lived in the same house for 27 years ever since i was 17..both of my children were born and raised in that house..my parent lived across the field...my aunt uncles and cousins all live within shouting distance...i grew up in the greatest place on Earth surronded by my family and was able to allow my children that same opportunity..moving away was the hardest thing i have ever done...we moved to PA to be closer to my step-daughter...which we now have permanent custody of...we are buying a house in Ohio and will be moving again in june...but i'd really like to go home to my little home town in Michigan..be close to my mom and step-dad who are both 76...and my older children and grandchildren....
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
9 Apr 07
You must have had some wonderful memories living in the same house for 27 years. It sounds like you had a wonderful home there and a lot of wonderful people around. Glad to hear that you have permanent custody of your step daughter. I am sure she is happy that you are there with her.
• Canada
8 Apr 07
I was sad when I moved from the home that I brought both of my babies home to... it was hard to leave behind their first bedrooms, the site of the first "everythings" and go somewhere new. I also felt sad when my mom passed away and we had to sell the family home. She had kept it after my dad passed, so it was up to me and my sister to put it on the market (we each have our own homes so neither one of us needed it). The day we went to the notary and signed the papers, I remember saying to her, "I thought I was fine with this... but it's so much harder than I expected." We had a lifetime of growing up in that house so, again, very touching and memory-filled.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
9 Apr 07
That definitely had to be very difficult. I do not have any children but I am sure it would be tough on me too leaving a home that you brought your children into. It will be hard on me too when my parents pass away and have to do something with their home. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
@Asylum (48058)
• Manchester, England
8 Apr 07
I have moved home several times and I cannot remember having any regrets or missing my previous home at all. When I bought my current house in Manchester, I did miss the environment that my former home was in and it took a while to become accustomed to not seeing some old friends very often, but that is not quite the same as missing the home itself.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I know some of my friends miss their old home very much but mainly because their new home was not built properly and has a lot of problems. Some people do not have any good memories to remember from their previous homes as well. If I move again, I may not remember my townhouse too much other than it was the first home that I bought. The environment a person's home is very important.
8 Apr 07
I have moved house several times in my lifetime, the last being a move from the heart of London up to Birmingham in the UK. This move was particularly special for me as it was the first time I had actually owned my own home so the house was very important to me. I love living here and find there is little to miss about living in London
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
8 Apr 07
That is great that you love living where you are at now. I am sorry though that you do not miss London. Why do you not miss London? I have never been there. I love my townhouse that I live in though my childhood was mainly in my parents home.
• United States
9 Apr 07
I have moved 6 times in 5 years and each time I move I miss the last place I lived, I am not missing Philadelphia, I hated it when I lived there but now that I have been gone from there for 3 years I wish I could go visit again. It was such a beautiful place.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
9 Apr 07
I have moved a lot over my life time but there are two houses in particular that have the resonance of 'home' to me and I still miss them. It's strange, because when I dream about being'home' it is always one of those tow places that I dream of. I think what makes them home is that they are the places that hels many members in several generations of my family all at once. It was wonderful.
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9 Apr 07
I definitely miss all the homes I have lived in befre this present one.For me,home is a pat of my identity.When I have to change,it feels like I am cutting away a part of myself!I still remember the days I spent in all of the days I spent in other homes.We have to keep moving every year almost and it is very painful for me.Mostly because of the memories associated with that house or apartment,whatever,the good times I have had with my family and friends there.Especially growing up,we all have some beautiful memories and as long as that house is there,it feels as if the memories are alive.Once you ave to let go,I being to feel like my life is being cut off from me.Memories are my life-the good ones ofcourse.That is why I tend to take a lot of photographs wherever I live because then,those will be forever fresh in my mind.
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@juskoday (183)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
I spent my entire childhood in Saudi Arabia and moved to the Philippines when I was already in high school. For me, Saudi will always be considered 'home'. I think I really have fond memories of the place because I spent the most carefree time of my life there. As a kid, all you think about is play and somehow I associate my innocence with that place.
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@raveemenon (1071)
• India
9 Apr 07
When i changed my house from my rural area to the city i missed my home village a lot. My old friends , my neighbours and the village pond and the festivals. They were too inquisitive in others affairs but they were really affectionate and loving. Here they are all great people each nurturing their egos.Nobody talk since their tongue may fall down, nobody smiles for their lips get hurt, and nobody enquires about you since they would feel small. The height of Hypocrisy and non sense. I really miss my village and the people.
@prue187 (517)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I missed the place where I grew up, When I got married I moved with my hubby here in NC. I would like to relocate probably in Miami or Orlando. I don't think I would miss this place since there is nothing so special about this city. My daughter wanted to live in Orlando so I think Florida really is a very warm State for us to reside.
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I have only lived in 2 houses in my life until this moment. The first house we were renting, we stayed there until I was 7, we then moved to the house that we are residing in today.. I remember clearly how old I was then because our house unit was 7, then our car's plate number starts with 7 too. It really wasn't a good environment where we used to live, and I think we just stayed there since my parents were still saving money to buy our own house then.
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• Turkey
9 Apr 07
I have relocated to another country and yes I do miss my house and also my family. My sister has had kids since I left and I only get to see them once or twice a year, so they don't know their Auntie very well! My parents are moving house very soon to get a smaller house and I shall miss that house, as it holds many childhood memories and its where my cat is buried.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Well as far as I can remember we have been in our current house for such a long time I think 21 years already. And if we will going to be relocated I will definitely miss the place but not the neighborhood cause even though we live in this place for such a long time I never enjoy the people around.. I just don't like people who don't know what to do with their lives but just go gossips.
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@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I have many many happy memories from the house I grew up in. I do kind of miss it. This current one, sort of mixed. I have never felt free here since I have been a renter for 20 something years. Currently I live in my wife's apartment in her(sort of) FILs house. I doubt I would miss it that much. SOme happy memories here though. Mostly bad ones though.
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@skydancer (2018)
• United States
9 Apr 07
As much as I want my own house, when I do re-locate, I will definitely miss my old home every day. I have no specific memories to speak of, but just the simple fact that I have lived in this same house since I was four is enough to make it feel like part of me will always be here in spirit - even when my parents move somewhere else and someone else takes over the house, I'll still feel like it's mine in a way every time I come back just because I grew up here. It will always have that "at home" feeling.
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@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
9 Apr 07
I have felt leaving my old homes many times in my life.It will take a very long time to get adjustedto the new place. I have leftoncemy own house to go to a Government quarters. But I felt as though I have lost something in my life. Again I had to leave the comfortable Govt. Quarter to a small rented house (in spite of my own house was at my disposal) dueto family compulsions.
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
9 Apr 07
I've been relocating in many cities. I always miss the old place, the most that I will remember is the layout and decoration inside the house. The more longer I stayed at that place, the more difficult I forget that place, and the more sweet memories to be remembered. And usually I feel blank when the last time I saw the old place after I finish to packing and ready to move. I used to remember the nice things in it :)