Monday, June 15, 2009

Retirement planning, 1722 edition

...but this I knew, that Maryland, Pennsylvania, East and West Jersey, New York, and New England lay all north of Virginia, and that they were consequently all colder climates, to which for that very reason, I had an aversion. For that as I naturally loved warm weather, so now I grew into years I had a stronger inclination to shun a cold climate. I therefore considered of going to Caroline, which is the only southern colony of the English on the continent of America...

--From Moll Flanders--

Even before America was an independent country, old people wanted to move south.

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