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Title: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 14, 2011, 10:32:59 PM
I'm not real great on the computer so there may be a way to do this easier. There is a post that is called "Anyone live in Arizona?"  Then there is a person here who I saw stated she's from Holland. It made me think...I wonder where all of us are from and where we were born. Not exactly the city but like...I live in Oregon and that is also where I was born. I feel like we are all friends but I don't know where people are. It's amazing to me to be talking with people from all over the world. I think I saw Sydney once too....Amazing!

Anyone care to share as well?? I've seen polls on here before but I'm not sure how to do this on the poll.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Meld256 on May 14, 2011, 10:37:06 PM
Sure!  :D  I was born in Ohio, but now live in SE Kentucky.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 14, 2011, 10:38:22 PM
Wow! That was fast! I'm curious if there are more people in certain areas than others. I can't wait to see all the replies! Thank you  :D
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: BonusMom on May 14, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Born and raised in beautiful California.  I still reside in the Golden State.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Meld256 on May 14, 2011, 10:48:43 PM
I'll be interested to see where we all are, too! Funny, I just found your post and looked at the time; I WAS fast.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 14, 2011, 10:53:20 PM
If it's 11:00 here it must be like 1 or 2 there! Seems us Sjoggies stay up late.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: anita on May 15, 2011, 03:38:10 AM
I was born in northern VA (near Washington DC).  I have lived in many other states and even Germany, but find myself back in the VA again, just in the mountains this time.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: SueAnn on May 15, 2011, 03:43:29 AM
I was born in Florida, but raised in Michigan and I am back in Florida.  I have also lived in Texas.

Sue Ann
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Linda196 on May 15, 2011, 04:19:02 AM
Born and brought up within a 250 km area of New Brunswick Canada. Moved around some but never actually took up residence anywhere else but near the sea shore or the Saint John River..... I must be a water nymph at heart.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Gonzo on May 15, 2011, 06:28:55 AM
I live in Holland in a small town nearby Amsterdam (20 minute drive).  And here it is now 3.28 pm so that's a different timezone ;-)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Cricket on May 15, 2011, 07:00:27 AM
I live in Illinois, a suburb of  Chicago.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Pisces24 on May 15, 2011, 08:06:25 AM
Born, raised and live in Eastern Iowa.
I call myself a country gal who got spoiled by the city conveniences. Though I am not a winter or camping type person, I love the outdoors and enjoy the little small town atmospheres.  But I just couldn't get used to driving 15-10 miles for groceries, gasoline, drs, vets, etc etc. Due to the job situation, I have to work and live in the city.
But if I won the lottery, I'd definitely move to a small Iowa town.

Looove the Midwest. You can talke to perfect stranger waiting in line and they don't look at you like you escaped from the funny farm or a nearby spaceship. LOL
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: lynnmarie219 on May 15, 2011, 08:46:44 AM
Born and raised in Illinois....have moved around at times due to school and jobs but always stayed within the state!

Interesting thread...thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Scottietottie on May 15, 2011, 09:49:34 AM
Hi  :)

I was born in Scotland and now live in North East England.

Take care - Scottie  :)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Katybarstool on May 15, 2011, 12:16:09 PM
I was born in South Yorkshire, but have lived in West Yorkshire for most of my life.

Kathyx
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: kimbo on May 15, 2011, 12:35:37 PM
I was Born in Missouri, although our family moved frequently as I was growing up. Most interesting, we lived in Costa Rica in my teen years, a great experience.

I am in Arkansas.
Arkansas has been the longest part of my life. 

kimbo
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Sooki on May 15, 2011, 01:42:44 PM
For the last 20 years:  Western Washington - across Puget Sound from Seattle.  I was born in New England and went to high school and college in California.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Nancy60 on May 15, 2011, 06:20:18 PM
I was born in Missouri, but also lived in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota growing up.  I am now in Texas and have been here for the last 26 years.  I like Texas, but do miss the friendly midwest. (and the cooler summer months there!)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on May 15, 2011, 08:11:51 PM
I see you are not concerned about security of personal information.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 15, 2011, 09:13:13 PM
I figured the question was generic enough. Not like I was asking for the town, street address or anyones social security number. Just wondered what parts of the world my friends are in.  Sorry if you think that is too personal of a question. I figure if everyone here knows I pee a lot... then it won't hurt for everyone to know what part of the world I live. Answer the question if you want...don't if you don't.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Meld256 on May 15, 2011, 10:26:02 PM
Jozee,

 :D ;) ;D ;) :D ;D   I think it's generic enough... ;D
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: irish on May 15, 2011, 10:37:27 PM
I live in Minnesota, born here and still here. Did live in Michigan 2 different times for a couple of years and loved it.

As far as security, I just don't know. I don't like to tell too much, but nowdays I think anyone can find out anything on anybody if they want to take the time. It isn't right, but how in the heck does a person stop it. Curl up in a ball and watch the world go away!!!! Irish ;D
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on May 16, 2011, 04:52:55 AM
Okay I will see what junk mail this creates.
Live: MN
Born: CA
Growing: ND
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Emanuela on May 16, 2011, 07:33:27 AM
I was born in Brazil but I live in Milan, Italy.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: quilt4fun on May 16, 2011, 11:10:13 AM
Born in New York; also lived in Ohio, Michigan, back to NY and now in New Jersey.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Kim on May 16, 2011, 11:16:31 AM
Born and raised right here in the western part of SW VA. 
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: stickgal on May 16, 2011, 12:48:15 PM
Jozee:
I was born in Boston, raised in FL and still live here near some of the most beautiful beaches in the country!!
Joe: Are you hurting especially bad today? That was just a bit nasty.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: dbab on May 16, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
I'm in Texas moved out here 11 years ago in my mid 20's, raised in Southern California.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on May 16, 2011, 01:59:44 PM
I am dubious. I had a few days of alphabet soup harassment. No Such Agency among others. Information like this often haunts me with these spooky organizations.

Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: One and only on May 16, 2011, 02:27:04 PM
Born and raised in SW Pennsylvania near the medical mecca of the world,, Pittsburgh,, (snicker snicker), and where the people still think Roosevelt is president of the US and that you need a passport to go to Ohio,
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: hikerknees on May 16, 2011, 08:19:36 PM
Born Ohio, live in New Mexico, have passed through much of the US along the way and never wanted to go abroad until I joined this forum and found how nice the people are.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Rose G on May 17, 2011, 07:05:58 AM
Hi, I was born, raised and still live in the same town (62 years) which is outside of Philadelphia, Pa.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Unicorn on May 17, 2011, 10:22:07 AM
I'm from Texas.
Currently living in McAllen with my mom for college, but I lived in Austin for the past 6 years and plan on going back. Pretty much all my friends are up there and my job will be to. :D
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Cheryl on May 17, 2011, 02:40:51 PM
Southeast Tennessee!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: jason on May 17, 2011, 09:00:44 PM
Born in and grew up mostly in south central Kansas (wheat country), but also lived in Washington (Seattle/Renton), Florida, Louisiana, and  Missouri.  Back in Kansas the last 30+ years - between Kansas City and Lawrence.

jason
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 17, 2011, 09:37:10 PM
Looks like we come from all over the world!! Interesting that so far there are only 2 of us from the West Coast of the US.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: eyeamdry on May 17, 2011, 10:36:16 PM
Michigan my whole life--and a long life.  Lucy
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Chickpea on May 18, 2011, 05:06:32 AM
I love these threads!  I was born in Birmingham, in the West Midlands of Great Britain/UK/England.  Moved to Cambridge when I was 2, and stayed there for school and university.  Got married and moved to Brighton on the south coast, about an hour from London. 

In between I lived in Poitiers, France for a year and Harare, Zimbabwe for two years.  I've worked in Poland and travelled in the USA when two of my children studied there.

Looking forward to hearing other people's stories.

Chickpea
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: dainbramage on May 18, 2011, 06:15:33 PM
I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and I was raised here and live here and raise my kids here. My husband and I are native Jacksonvillians...not many of us, most come from other areas to live here.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: CAT1962 on May 18, 2011, 06:22:51 PM
Born in Miami, FL. I have lived in 30 states due to my father's job. We moved to OK 30 yrs ago and I am still here. *ACHOOO*
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: dante on May 18, 2011, 06:50:28 PM
I'm born, raised and still living in New Jersey..."The mosquito state"...I've raised 2 sons here and problably die here  :(
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: suebrew on May 19, 2011, 02:30:04 AM
Hi everyone.I am from the lower blue mountains in Australia.I don't know anyone with sjogrens & no one I talk to gets it.Happy to be able to read posts from fellow sojies.But I don't know how to post a question!!!!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: sunnybunny on May 19, 2011, 03:00:56 AM
well,looks so far as i can tell i might be the only one living in Arizona????? anybody???lol  :(
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: gsmraxe on May 19, 2011, 07:37:57 AM
Born in Cleveland & now live in SandyEggo   :D

Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Kimberley on May 19, 2011, 04:26:42 PM
living in Central Florida, but not from here.... is anybody "from" Florida?????
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: amk922 on May 19, 2011, 05:55:23 PM
Central KY for me. Horse and allergy capital of the world.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: evamarie on May 20, 2011, 07:15:28 PM
Always in New York
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: kentishmaid on May 21, 2011, 01:21:51 AM
Hi I am Rochester in Kent in England !
Charles Dickens lived here for a while and died at Gads Hill Place nearby.
We live about thirty miles from London, which is handy, but this being a small country compared to the USA everthing is nearby.
Hence the name 'Kentishmaid'.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on May 21, 2011, 09:00:09 PM
This has been so fun and amazing to me how far away people are! I hope more people will continue to post!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Canuck on May 21, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
Hello Sjogren's People!!
I'm from Surrey, BC Canada.....just outside of Vancouver.
Take care!!!!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: lynnmarie219 on May 22, 2011, 02:33:12 PM
Fun thread!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: aussie mum on May 23, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
I have lived all my life in Sydney, Australia.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: shopper on May 23, 2011, 11:48:09 AM
live now:MN
born: Boston:
Lived: states different states
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on May 23, 2011, 11:50:56 AM
MN? Thief River falls or Rochester?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Rania on May 23, 2011, 01:20:17 PM
I live in Northern Europe :)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: CAT1962 on May 24, 2011, 07:42:25 PM
KIMBERLY: I am from FL originally..Miami. I live In OK now...tornado city today!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: mink on May 24, 2011, 11:22:51 PM
Born, raised and still living in New York ;)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: quiger on May 27, 2011, 03:14:55 PM
Born and raised in Michigan, now living in Florida.  8)

quiger

Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Shaun E. on May 29, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
Deep in the heart of Texas!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: ingy54 on May 30, 2011, 01:22:56 PM
I was born in London, England but I live in Rome, Italy, ciao.. :)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Dolly Dimples on May 31, 2011, 03:37:02 PM
   Where are all the UK er's?
   I do believe this question was raised some years back.

   Sooooo I hail from the North of England in Northumbria.
 I am like Cheryl Cole, who is a  canny Geordie.   luv Dolly
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Scottietottie on May 31, 2011, 04:48:18 PM
NE England here too Dolly. Just south of Newcastle. An immigrant Scot. Maybe you and I should meet up sometime!

x x Scottie  :)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: lolynn on June 01, 2011, 06:19:08 PM
I'm from South Dakota.
 
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Tknapp717 on June 01, 2011, 06:46:17 PM
I was Born and Raised in Michigan, But currently live in Arizona.


_Tina
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Marydee on June 01, 2011, 07:02:20 PM
I was born in Illinois and but lived most of my childhood in California. I also lived in western Washington state for 8 years and miss it very much!!. I now live in New Jersey.

Marydee
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on June 02, 2011, 10:24:22 PM
Looks like I'm the only one from Oregon. Surprised that there are so many that are from out of the United States. It's so awesome that we can all be friends and not have to leave our bedrooms!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Katybarstool on June 03, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
Jozee

It's fantastic that we can have all these unconditional friendships at the click of a mouse, isn't it. I thank God daily  for sending me to this site.

Kathyx
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: smallfry on June 03, 2011, 11:38:54 PM
 Hi to all

Born in Sydney Australia and I live in Brisbane the Sunshine State.

smallfry 
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: norwegian79 on June 06, 2011, 12:10:15 PM
Hellu!  :)
I'm all new to this forum, so this is my first posting! Notice I am (so far) the only Norwegian: Oslo is my home town!
Looking foreward to read and write more in here, not so many SjS forums in norwegian...

Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on June 06, 2011, 05:08:29 PM
Welcome norwegian79 .
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Deimos on June 07, 2011, 05:03:50 AM
My second post on forum and I'm from Poland.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on June 07, 2011, 06:08:50 AM
Welcome Deimos. I do not remember seeing your first post. Have you introduced yourself in the social area?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Deimos on June 07, 2011, 06:13:58 AM
 Hey Joe - yes i have introduced myself to forum: http://sjogrensworld.org/forums/index.php?topic=16315.0 :)

PS. I love "Hey Joe" song ;)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Meld256 on June 08, 2011, 01:02:20 AM
Welcome, norweigan79!  ;)  Hope you enjoy your time here.  We look forward to hearing more from you.

I agree, I think it's wonderful we have this way to communicate from all over the world. We really are the same in so many ways, aren't we?  And to be able to support one another is great.  ;)

And welcome, Daimos!  ;) I saw your first post, thanks. Lookd forward to more from you, too.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Joe S. on June 08, 2011, 03:28:10 AM
If it is the Beatles song, I try not to have a gun in my hand since Nam. I have tones (frequencies) that help me manage my Sjogrens and other health challenges.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Havenhm on June 08, 2011, 01:05:44 PM
Born, raised, and still live in Texas!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: norwegian79 on June 20, 2011, 11:55:32 AM
Hi I am Rochester in Kent in England !
Charles Dickens lived here for a while and died at Gads Hill Place nearby.
We live about thirty miles from London, which is handy, but this being a small country compared to the USA everthing is nearby.
Hence the name 'Kentishmaid'.

Noticed this now!! I studied fashion in Rochester some years ago, when the school still was called KIAD!  :) Loved your beautiful town, and REALLY miss the chocolate fudge shop in the highstreet!  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: jpd54 on June 21, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Born in Southeast Missouri and lived for the last 40+ years in Northeast Arkansas.


    jpd
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: judbow on June 24, 2011, 06:56:19 PM

Hi,

I live in Ontario, just about 1 hour north of Toronto...I am a 63 year old female, who was just diagnosed 3 months ago....
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Patze on June 24, 2011, 08:11:52 PM
Okay, jumping in late as usual! ;) :D  Have lived in several areas of the country, but currently live in the mid-atlantic region.


Patze
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: tmarie0183 on June 25, 2011, 04:48:27 PM
Wisconsin!!!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on June 28, 2011, 10:19:36 PM
My sister-in law lives in Wisconsin. She works at the Packers College or something like that. I hope to make it to Wisconsin to visit her sometime. My husband loves to go there.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Bels on June 29, 2011, 09:20:47 AM
Hi Jozee
I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I now live 30 miles north of there in West Bend. I have lived in several cities but always in southeastern Wis. Thanks for asking. What part of Oregon are you from?
Bels

Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: One and only on June 30, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
Just south of Pittsburgh,
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jozee on July 02, 2011, 10:12:11 PM
Bels,

I live in Eastern Oregon. And welcome to the forum!!
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: GeorgiaGirl on July 08, 2011, 05:19:36 PM
North Georgia my entire life, except for 3 years in New Jersey.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Jen_in_GA on July 09, 2011, 06:57:37 AM
I now live in north Georgia. (Two of us in a row! Hehe) I was born in North Carolina. I have also lived in Michigan (all my family is from there), Florida, Ohio, and Texas.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: harlin on July 09, 2011, 02:43:22 PM
Born, raised and still live in good ole West Virginia! Anyone else from my state?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Mellie on July 11, 2011, 01:21:50 PM
Mississippi 
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: buddybelle on July 11, 2011, 05:22:36 PM
Like Bonus mom, I am a California girl!
I was born, raised, and still reside in the beautiful (but expensive) sunshine state.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: colleen on July 12, 2011, 09:38:31 AM

I was born in Milwaukee, Wis.. then on to Northern California till age 11..Then we moved to Arizona and It has been home ever since however, in 2008 due to my husbands job field and a job layoff ( heavy equip oper)
we are now living in a 5th wheel and have been to many cities in Az for short jobs. Currently the job has taken us from Globe, Az to New Mexico for the summer it's a change of pace. It would be nice to settle back down in AZ but for now we never know where the work may take us..... :-\

This is a great and fun post....
colleen
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: hikerknees on July 12, 2011, 02:36:21 PM
Colleen,
Where are you staying in NM?  Far from the fires I hope.  I'm in the NW area, things are starting to clear up and we are hoping for more rain.
hikerknees
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Iris on July 27, 2011, 01:41:32 PM
Born and raised in northwest Tennessee.. Been here most of my life except for a couple of years in Ohio then Alabama....  ;D