Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson visit family childhood home in Gary, Indiana

Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson visited their childhood home in Gary, Indiana, and talked with local high school students. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Jacksons made the visit Friday, a day after Janet Jackson’s concert in the Chicago area. Janet Jackson told students at Roosevelt High School that she started crying when she saw the small house. She said, “me and my family are so blessed. I’m so thankful.” Janet Jackson said she was 8-years-old the last time she was in Gary. The Jackson family moved out of the industrial city about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Chicago after the Jackson 5 recorded their first album in 1969, when Janet Jackson was a toddler. Janet also told students she misses performing with her siblings.