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I lived in over 40 homes growing up!

from Phoenixkidd - Thursday, July 14, 2005
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I lived in over 40 homes growing up...

Ok so on Monday there was hardly anything to do at work..very unusual.. So I put together a spreadsheet of all the homes I lived in from age 3 to 22. This is from my earliest memories to when I finally left The cult. I found out I lived in over 40 homes. That's roughly 2 a year. Throughout most of my childhood the average time spent in a home was 3 to 4 months! No wonder we didn't get any schooling done. Compare this to one of my good friends who grew up in normal society and only lived in 4 places. If I was more tech savvy I could add a link here. Places lived include HCS, Osaka school, Victor camps in Matsumoto, Dorm and Kamakura, and going way back National Combo with Faithy in 85' , to name a few infamous places. Growing up, like most of you, I kept a fleebag and one suitcase. I left my parents at age 12 and don't know my 4 younger siblings on a personal basis. It's like we are two seperate families. I guess I have an above average memory remembering places, dates and people, I think this comes from being so involved in day to day operations with adults while growing up. Hit up here for any of your rant and raves on the subject.

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from iratepirates
Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 19:58

And to believe Berg said that kids love change
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from Joey
Friday, February 03, 2006 - 15:56


My mum kept a record of everywhere we stayed (secretly obviously) and I copied the list after we left TF from the time I was born and at age 12 I was at 52 houses ( that's just over 4 a yr )( didn't count the fleeting 1 weekers either! )

I've kept the log going and Since leaving I'm now up to a total of 74. Being 30 yrs old that makes it an average of about 2 1/2 houses a yr.

The longest we ever stayed in any one place in TF was 9 mths which was unheard of in India at the time. We never bothered unpacking the suitcases, ever! I recall getting horribly itchy feet when we stayed in our second place back here in Australia as we were there for 6 1/2 yrs. After that I left home ( At 17 ) and suffer from the itchy feet syndrome after about 1 yr in any one place.

Funny old game!
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from joyfromgreece
Friday, February 03, 2006 - 09:34


lol 49 for wonder i now get itchy feet!
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from porceleindoll
Monday, July 18, 2005 - 17:18

I've done this before, it would be impossible to accurately add up how many homes I lived in, but I counted 46 homes in 10 countries, and that doesn't include all the different houses I lived in on the HCS properties, cause I figured it was still technically the same 'Home', and it doesn't count several small bounces back and forth between 2 different homes, not sure how to include that. All in all, it's a lot of moving. Amazingly, where I live now I've been in the town for close to 7 years now, and we lived in one house for 5 of those, the longest I had ever lived in one house, or even one town, in my entire life.
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from SeanSwede
Friday, July 15, 2005 - 14:25


Yup! Been there and done that a hundred times over

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From ......
Monday, July 18, 2005, 16:53

Sit and make lists of our horrid past to try and remember it?, sounds like something real constructive to do with our new lives.(reply to this comment
From Phoenixkidd
Monday, July 18, 2005, 16:57

Gimmie a break, my job's boring enough as it is when it's not busy.(reply to this comment

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