In Spanish class today…
¿De dónde eres?
The question asking “where are you from?” caused several to ponder the meaning of the word from. I put forth the suggestion that “from” means the town/city where you drew your first breath. Thus even though I (and my parents before me) never resided in Wichita Falls, I am from there because it is where the hospital that I was born in is/was located.
Though I’ve resided in the Columbus area since December 1979, I am not from here.