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Where have you lived?

May 18, 2006

I’m feeling like lightening up and procrastinating “profanity, part 3.” So, where have you lived and how long? Here’s my info:

Winter Park (suburb of Orlando), FL 4 years
Stone Mountain (suburb of Atlanta), GA 6 years
Chicago and its suburbs, 13 years
Champaign-Urbana, IL 16 years

So, a friend’s blog asked whether we’re students or townies. Which am I? I guess I’m more townie now than anything else, but I feel more like a student. Here’s an interesting question. How many residents of C-U have never studied nor worked at the University of Illinois?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2006 8:05 pm

    Carmel, California (3 mo)
    Fort Benning, Georgia (3 mo)
    Salinas, California (3 yrs)
    Savoy, Illinois (3 yrs)
    Shawnee, Kansas (3 mo)
    Butzbach, West Germany (1 yr)
    Heidelberg, Germany (2 yrs)
    Charlottesville, Virginia (1 yr)
    Edwardsville, Illinois (3 yrs)
    Heidelberg, Germany (3 yrs)
    Vienna, Virginia (2 yrs)
    Champaign – Urbana, Illinois (17 yrs)
    CU: UIUC Allen Hall (9 mo)
    Vienna, Virgina (3 mo) summer
    CU: UIUC Busey Hall (9 mo)
    College Court, Maryland (3 mo) summer
    CU: UIUC PAR (9 mo)
    Fairfax, Virgina (3 mo) summer
    CU: UIUC FAR (9 mo)
    Fairfax, Virgina (3 mo) summer
    CU: Busey Hall (6 mo)
    CU: Springfield Ave. in Champaign (6 mo)
    CU: Hill St. in Champaign (6 mo)
    CU: Vine St. in Urbana (1 yr)
    CU: Florida St. in Urbana (3 mo) summer
    CU: Leeper Dr. in Champaign (1 yr)
    CU: Francis Dr. in Champaign (1 yr)
    CU: Aztec Dr. in Champaign (3 yrs)
    CU: West Columbia Ave. in Champaign (3 yrs)

  2. May 18, 2006 8:19 pm

    so, egana, if you don’t hurry up and move you’ll have lived in your current house longer than anywhere else in your life!

  3. May 18, 2006 8:20 pm

    the one that surprised me the most is Savoy IL for three years when you were a munchkin? How’d that happen?

  4. May 19, 2006 12:05 am

    Holloman AFB, Alamagordo, NM (3 days)
    Brookens Circle, Urbana (18 years)
    ISR, Urbana (9 mos. x3)
    Tent, Cimarron, NM (3 mos. x2)
    Second St., Champaign (1 yr.)
    Clark St., Champaign (1 yr.)
    Webber St., Urbana (10 mos… and counting)

  5. May 19, 2006 1:45 pm

    The story of 3 years in Savoy, IL…

    Vietnam War is raging in 1969…

    Dad (a college grad and History teacher) marries Mom (college grad and English & Art teacher at same school) and then gets drafted in 1970. In am soon born (1971), and Dad is miraculously not sent overseas…

    Rather he is sent to UIUC Law School (a different kind of jungle) in 1974 to become a lawyer for the Army, and is assigned to Chanute Air Force Base so he doesn’t forget he’s not a civilian any more.

    So we lived in Winfield Village for 3 years, and I was “bused” (that word always looks funny tee hee) to Carrie Busey for Kindergarten. I remember using “Plato” with the little orange letters on the black screen. The script utilized a stylized “g” in my name that looked looked like a pair or spectacles turned vertical. That was pretty cutting edge science for a K classroom in 1976, man.

    And you are right about looking to move soon, I always get the wanderlust after a few years. If we could afford to move, I would love to. But man, the market right now is INSANE! So we will stay where we are, until perhaps one day go to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators somewhere new and interesting…

    yippie! new and interesting….

    what can I say, I am addicted to moving… I love it!

    I even move the furniture around whenever I get the chance… Wheeeee!

  6. May 20, 2006 6:51 am


    Germany (1 yr)
    GA, KY, TN (?yrs)
    VA (4yrs)
    KS (2yrs)
    Germany (1 yr)
    Germany (3 yrs)
    TX (3 yrs)
    ON, Canada (1 yr)
    TX (1 yr)
    IN (5 yrs) (not counting summers)
    IL (1 yr)

    Townie or Student?
    never been directly associated w/ the UI, but I am a student more than a “townsfolksman”, if you will.

    I’ll miss you all tomorrow, but I hope to make it here for worship and to meet this guy if I have spare time next week.

  7. May 22, 2006 11:01 am

    Avella, PA (18 yrs + 3 summers in college)
    Frederick, MD (4 yrs)
    Pullman, WA (3 yrs)
    Las Cruces, NM (5.5 yrs)
    CU, IL (8 yrs)

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