Brighton: A Personal Past

Personally, my family ties go back a ways for Brighton. Both of parents moved here when they were in middle school. Both my father and his six siblings and my mother and her two siblings all attended Brighton high school. My parents met at Brighton High School through a mutual friend (now, my godmother) when they were 14 and 15. They have been dating ever since, with both of them attending Michigan State University and then moving back to Brighton to raise our family. Both my brothers and I attended Brighton high school and lived in our childhood home for 26 years. This past year, my parents officially moved out a Brighton. They relocated to a neighboring town, called Pinckney, which is approximately ten miles away. Those from Brighton normally joke about the “Brighton Bubble”, which refers to the phenomenon of citizens constantly returning back to Brighton to spend their lives and my parents are prime examples of this!

The DeLaurence Family Home for 26 Years
The DeLaurence Family Home for 26 Years