When you finally go back to your old hometown,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed
but your childhood.
I disagree with you on this quote. I didn't have a particularly terrible childhood, I was however bullied and subsequently faced a number of years of depression. I think of myself as a fortunate one. One who was able to overcome depression, albeit, at times with the help of pharmaceuticals, but mostly with the help of 'talk therapy'. So no, I do not miss my childhood. I am much wiser and happier now than I ever was as a child.
Now, onto my hometown. I grew up in Ishpeming, Michigan. While my parents and a couple siblings still reside in Ishpeming, I have no specific connection other than that. It was a fine place to grow up.
Ishpeming is situated in the Upper Peninsula. Now, the Upper Peninsula is something that I often miss. There is a saying that goes something like this, "all good things have roots in the U.P.". While I cannot for the life of me remember where I heard that, I will take it. In the U.P. you can find peace and solace from the busyness of life. Surrounded by water and woods, there may not be a more beautiful place to be. Finland, as in the country, rivals this.