You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Magazine

Connections

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week