I guess this is really not a genealogy post, but one of these days my children might be interested in all the places their mother lived.
For the first 17 years of my life, I lived on a little dirt road that didn’t even have a name. It branched off Goodwin Road (which didn’t have a name until I was in my teens), which branched off Happy Top Road. My parents bought 12 acres of land from my father’s uncle and aunt, Andrew and Stella Self Goodwin. They had the house framed up and then finished it themselves.
When I was 17 (a senior in high school), my parents separated and then divorced. I moved in with my mother, who had bought a mobile home in Fultondale.
I lived there from October, 1978 – August, 1979, when I moved to Boaz to attend college. I lived in the girl’s dormitory there for two years and then moved back in with my mother (in Fultondale).
In October, 1981, I bought a 12×40 mobile home (set up in a mobile home park near Jefferson State Community College) and lived there until August, 1984, when I had it moved to Morris.
I married in December and I moved to Auburn (where George was attending college). We lived in a rental trailer with his roommate from January to June, 1985. We bought our own mobile home , had it moved to the park we were living in already and were there until March, 1987.
My husband had accepted a job offer in Carrollton, Georgia and after the birth of our daughter on March 15, 1987, we moved on March 20th into an apartment in Carrollton. Three months later, we bought 3 acres of land with a mobile home on it in Ranburne, Alabama and lived there from June, 1987 to September, 1988.
We moved “home” and bought a mobile home (with the help of my grandparents) and rented a lot next to a cousin’s house from September, 1988 to August, 1995. Our son was born in November, 1988.
For three months (August-October, 1995), we lived with my mother and step-father in Hayden while we had a house built on Cato Road. We moved into our house on October 30, 1995 and were there until August, 2001.
My husband had transferred his employment to Russellville, Alabama, in July, 2001, so in August we moved into a rental house there (infested with fleas!) so the kids could begin the school year. We were in the rental house until September when we moved into a house we bought on Seminole Street.
Another employment change for my husband occurred in November, 2005. We sold the house in Russellville and moved to Kimberly, Alabama on December 22, 2005.
In September, 2009, my husband lost his job and spent 15 months unemployed. He received a job offer and began a new job in Guntersville, Alabama in December, 2010. The commute was too far to drive every day, so he rented a 1 bedroom house in Albertville for the two years it took us to sell our house in Kimberly.
In December, 2012, we moved into a house we bought in Albertville, Alabama.
If I count all the times I’ve had to pack my belongings, I moved 6 times before I married (2 of those was to college & back home) and 12 since I married (2 of those include moving in with parents for a short time).
I hope I don’t have to move again, but if I do, there will be an edit to this blog post. (grin)