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December 10, 2013 12:00 AM

Susan Vollenweider | I retired, for a while anyway

When I was packing my suitcases for the trip to visit my parents, I turned to the kids. “Never live far away from me. It’s too hard. It hurts too much.” They nodded with a look that said, “I see that this is important to you, Mom, but I really don’t get it.” I understand that look. I gave it to my own parents when I moved out of my home state. I always imagined I would go, have an adventure and come back home. But I redefined “home.”

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