Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor: There is no place like home

Follow up to the article College apartments: Inconvenient living situations, by Ben Moss.

After reading your article, it reminded me of the many places that I have lived over the years. Home will always be where I grew up. Even though my parents are gone and someone else lives in my childhood home, that will always be home.

Anyplace you live can be considered your home. I moved into a three-story apartment with no elevator. Although the trek up the three flights with furniture and groceries took their toll, it was still my home.

No matter where you move or live, you need to start out and make that your new home. Decorate it and furnish it to suit your own taste and make it your home. A place that you can feel at ease and enjoy showing off your home.

Should you get married and have kids, this will become the home that they will remember as home. To me now, home is where I hang my hat at the end of the day, eat my meals, watch television and entertain guests.

Your home does not need to be elaborate with expensive furnishings, or just a well-lived in look. It is your home and you should be proud of where you live. Even if temporary, cherish the home you live in until you find another place to make your home.

Just remember, there are a lot of people in this world who do not have a place to call home. So, make your home the best place you can and enjoy your surroundings.

There is no place like home!

Danny John, MBA Test Center Associate, Kirkwood Community College