Yes Joe, the silence is deafening. Hello? I know you're out there.
Ha Ha Ha!!! I guess there's just no going back.
I have a friend who just bought a house there and will be moving in the next month or so....although I sense that you are wanting people who have been living there...they are out there - they just may not be familiar with your blog.I'd love to be one....maybe someday!
Maybe you need to make it 'Repatriators Anonymous' research...
Does leaving Flint for college and returning to live at home count?How far away from Flint do you have to move to and come back?I left Flint more than thirty years ago for a short period and returned. To this day, it is difficult for me to talk about. It was a change of schools that was supposed to be an improvement, but it turned out to be one of the biggest regrets of my life. When I did return, I appreciated the good people of Flint that I had taken for granted, and ignored and forgot the bad people of Flint.So many of the good people have now left, however, that it isn't something you could repeat.
I don't know if this counts, but I was released 6 months ago (after a 7 year absence) and am back home in Flint, for now.
"Released"? As in prison? Or some romantic entanglement? Either way, send me an email. Let's talk.
Are you limiting this to the city of Flint proper? Or the county in general?
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.