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Loneliness of the long-distance family

I’ve begun to pine for the days before we all became so mobile and independent, back when three generations routinely lived under one roof.

WHEN I MOVED TO BOSTON 15 YEARS AGO, people invariably noticed my lack of an accent and asked me where I grew up. When I told them Northern California, they often wanted to know why I moved here.

“Because my family still lives in Northern California!” I’d announce.

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