Re: Young people leaving home
Sorry to be so gloomy, Linda! If you can find four classmates to meet with for lunch every month, you are probably better off than most. What "new" development we ahve seen here in the past decade was really at the expense of the existing busineses...sort of what you are describing.
It is like this, I guess: I look back, and realize that our real economic opportunity did not come in the place we had thought it would, but we did get to keep those farms and then got to move to this one. Our three kids are all on one or another of them, so we haven't really migrated as a clan, i guess you could say.
Right now, then are all making it to one extent or another, mostly depending upon whetehr thye are a multi-earner household or not, which I think is probably true everywhere for the most part. One needs to make a change to stay rural, and I am not so sure that will be right if she does. She did her college years between Raleigh and Fayetteville, and spent a lot of time in both, I think.
How will you keep them down on the farm, after they've seen Paree?