I was born and raised in Southern California--Pasadena area and Palm Springs--and moved to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1985. We became Canadians and that is how we currently identify. My first act as a Canadian was to join a political party that used to be socialist (@RedKetchup
will know which one I mean), which seemed appropriate for someone who grew up in the Red Scare 1950s. At the time we became Canadian citizens one did not automatically lose one's American citizenship, so we pay through the nose and have to file innumerable long, complicated forms to be "Americans living abroad." Many of our friends are relinquishing their American citizenship as a result. We have aged relatives back home and don't want to be stopped at the border, so we soldier on. Around the end of February I do miss the Southern California climate, but we are retired now so we can visit our relative in Winter rather than Summer.