My father was in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Cleveland for 4 years and he always talked about going home. He hated the cold weather and all the snow. After that, he transfered down here so he could retire. He wouldn't have been happy any place else.
My father misses it some days so bad but he says he would rather stay here now w/us & the grandbabies, since there is not much of our family there any more. My grandfather lived in Slidell (before moving to Madisonville), but passed away last year. Also my Uncle & Aunt and their families (dad's siblings) moved away, one to NC and the other to TX. They lived in Metairie. They just could not take living there anymore after Katrina. They tried to stick it out but they said it is just not the same as pre-Katrina. They have all said they are just getting older and can't take the hurricanes anymore. So sad to have your homeland destroyed. I know my father said he could not take other one after surviving Katrina.