I was born and raised in central Ohio and for the most part, I enjoyed living there because that’s really all I ever knew aside from multiple trips to Walt Disney World in Florida. We didn’t really go, well, anywhere. In my family it seemed like once you were in Ohio, you stayed in Ohio. Small town life there wasn’t especially exciting but it was “acceptable”. My parents, my in-law, our daughter & my sister’s family all still live in Ohio.
While it’s nice to go back and visit Ohio, I always feel the draw of New York on my heart for my home. You see, my husband threw a wrench in my life in 2009 by joining the military and we were subsequently stationed at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. I wasn’t exploring my family tree then and I knew little about the deep roots that lie waiting for me, quite nearly, right under my very feet.