It happens every time. Especially when I am with my immediate family.
I stutter. I stall. I vacillate.
You see, my wife AND my kids were all born in Boston.
I happen to be FROM New York. I was born in Brooklyn, went to high school in The City (that’s Manhattan, btw), and went to college in The Bronx. I’ll always be from there. I’ll always consider myself a New Yorker.
Whenever anyone asks “so, where you from?” I’ve gotten very adept at replying “i LIVE in Boston. I’m FROM New York.”
What’s your answer when people ask?