Nip on over to Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke and check this out
1] Which term do you personally prefer for you ‘Home is where l hang my hat or home is where my heart is?”
Home is where the heart is, definitely.
Just hanging up a hat doesn’t sound permanent.
2] Do you consider where you are living now your true home or are you still far, far from home?
We live in a bungalow, and consider it home. We lived on a boat, and it was home. I visited Bro in NZ for 2 months on my own in 2010 and was far, far from home.
Home is where Hubby and I are together.
3] Do you think the days when families used to live close to each other and held closer tight knit communities are still present or long gone?
It depends on the individual and the family concerned. I envy close knit families as IMO today everyone is so busy with their own lives, family traditions and loyalties are lost.
One of the best things I did after my divorce was leaving the parental county. I wasn’t running away, but had the chance of what I thought was happiness. It backfired, though took me years to accept that, but I have never regretted it as I had to stand on my own two feet and sort out my problems. I am aware of several people who cannot cope without the family to fall back on, cannot think or act for themselves, or basically have no clue how to get on with life without someone telling them how. In today’s society, I find that quite sad.
I am part of a very tight family that mostly lives in the same area. We get together whenever possible and serve as a safety net for each other. COVID has certainly brought that into focus!
I remember family picnics and all meeting up at one place. They were great times and long gone.
We are scattered and each subsidiary family are in their own little groups. We have no kids, so it’s just us and little contact elsewhere. other than Christmas. Covid brought the community together here though, and we are glad to be part of that.
Great answers Di – interesting too 🙂