I used to get a little territorial when it came to non-locals descending on Prince of Wales. Ironic, of course, because I had this attitude even after I finished college and was living in California. Though I consider Klawock home, you do forfeit something when you move away.
Even as a Ketchikan resident, it’s close, but not the same.
Paperwork can say you have dual citizenship, but that’s paperwork for a file. I think that’s why I had an issue with seasonal workers too. Some strutted and arrived with self-made fanfare, ready to conquer the great north — now that there was daylight to be seen outside of work hours, black ice was gone, snow had melted and the days of 34-degree rain had ended.