State of Vermont

Written by: on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Daily Post asks: Have you been to where your parents were born?
Have you been to where your parents were born? What was it like? If you haven’t been, describe how you imagine it to be.

Yes, I have. Many, many times. My parents were born and raised in Vermont. It seems practically everyone in the family was born there. That’s why doing the family tree was pretty easy. I didn’t have to dig for information in lots of other states, just pretty much Vermont since they’ve been there for generations on end.

While growing up, I dreaded the family trips. No matter where my father was stationed at the time (Retired Marine and living on base housings in different states), we always went by car. I absolutely hated the trips. I hated being shuffled from house to house. I hated the sleeping arrangements.

I’ve never been to any of the touristy areas of Vermont. I don’t know these big tree-covered mountains and ski resorts that Vermont is often represented as. It usually depends on where the relatives lived. Some lived by themselves near/in woods because they were hunters. My grandmother lived in a regular neighborhood. There really isn’t anything that stood out that made it a beautiful place to visit. It was always rushing around so that my parents could see their family before we had to leave.

I do remember once that we ended up in the middle of nowhere with lots of farmland. My mother pointed to this really old house and said that she grew up there as a kid with her siblings. That was pretty neat at least…

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