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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

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    You Are Not Forgotten

    It was August 5, 1995, I was awoken to my best friend beating on my door with the news of my cousin being in a car accident that took his life. He was 23, had recently been disharged from the Navy due to an arm injury. He was going to college and had 2 jobs. And most importantly...
    ridemyrollercoaster ridemyrollercoaster 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Only the Good Die Youg..

    I'll try and make this short and simple. Actually I think it might do me some good to get it out, and vent, at some point in your life you need to "heal & move on", and I think it's time I start to try. My cousin - down to earth, brilliant, caring, loving, funny...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Never Forget

    "That was my normal Saturday night," is all I could think for months after Valerie was killed.My 23 year old cousin lost her life to a drunk driver about a year ago.  The worst part is that all my friends do the exact same thing she did that night.  I...
    dirtluvingal dirtluvingal F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2006

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    RIP to the one girl that I think I would have been happily married to. While doing her job one night as a police officer, she was struck and killed by a drunk driver. This happened...
    pag089 pag089 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Unless they cant find their keys. And cant see me.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I am an American female and totally against any and all drinking and driving. As a teenager, I had four siblings killed in a drunk driver crashing to our high school bus. On that...
    middleagedfemaleinpink middleagedfemaleinpink 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    having run numerous accidents caused by drunk drivers, and cutting the bodies out of the vehicle the hit, seeing some one drunk makes me sick
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M Mar 1

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    i love getting drunk but i never been totally wasted tilk the point i would need help with my balance. one day i will get so drunk that two days gos right b4 my eyes!
    MedinaAbdul MedinaAbdul 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    If you’re a teen in Nevada under the age of 18 years old, the State of Nevada requires you to complete an approved driver’s ed course prior to applying for a full Nevada driver...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Who you fall for isn't entirely up to you. It's up to your heart. I met him when I was 13, I went to visit my gramma in Ecuador from my moms side then we went to visit my aunt her...
    beautifulbud beautifulbud 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to warn people strongly: stay on the paths already paved in tradition or stay on the ONE path you have chosen and do not let anyone kick you off it. I can not stress this...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 45 mins ago

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    I had a very bad dream. I woke up in sweat and tears. I have dreams of her. My darling baby niece. In my dream, my boyfriend and I were in this child hospital. We were waiting for...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It started when I was around 6 years old. My cousin who was 2 years older than me would come over and we would go and play. Whenever we were alone together he would touch me and...
    annamh17 annamh17 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Well it's March was is still the most depressing month for me because back in 2007 my Cousin Matthew Mcclure was a pilot he flew airplanes however on March 11 2007 I heard from my...
    Theinfo Theinfo 22-25, M Mar 18

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    She moved up here from Colorado, so shes like 2000 miles away from home. But ever since she got here, its like her intelligent level went down and shes trying to be just like me...
    Shaywen Shaywen 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I was drunk but still aware. I was sitting outside the bar talking with a friend about his work then suddenly realised that i was walking towards my car already which I parked 20...
    c1inton c1inton 22-25, M Mar 4

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    I was like 11 and my cousin was like 9 or 10 and I would go to her house and we would have sleepovers. My cousin has a little sister, so in the night my cousin would sleep in the...
    cristalboo cristalboo 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Me and my cousin don't always get along. We are the same age and everything, but im a month older. Everytime we start talking in public we always end up fighting, but when were are...
    songlyric songlyric 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I finally got my drivers license! Fast and furious stunt driver inc.!
    Nugglez Nugglez 18-21, M Mar 10

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    My day has been eventful with rude, inconsiderate, poor/bad drivers of the UK. Seriously people if you have no spacial awareness on the road...it's simple don't drive! This because...
    Lolly28 Lolly28 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    So not yesterday but the day before, my aunt Robin and my cousin carrington , and my cousin's future step mom all came over to see us, and my aunt meb came over also, I haven't got...
    kimheart1992 kimheart1992 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well...I'm not a driver myself, but I know a bad driver when I see one. Once, my father was driving out of a supermarket parking lot and there was one women who has stopped at the...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Lost my virginity to my brother. I guess I get off on doing the wrong things. Please ask if you want to know more
    fadijp fadijp 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    So the past few weeks , I met a girl named Bridget. In alot of ways, we were the perfect pair. We shared the same birthday, liked the same things, talked everyday after school...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship for two years, with a guy who is amazing and I love him. My cousin came back to NY in December, and the hostility between us was just a mask for the...
    crazywhateva17 crazywhateva17 16-17 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Some great news! After a few months of finally being together as a couple, we were cornered by my brother and his wife on if we were a couple or not. Even though we planned on...
    jeditaz jeditaz 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I just do. I don't want to, but I do hate her. she's still like 8 or something, and she's so annoying! I like kids, they're adorable! and I'm great with my daughter. but my cousin...
    HeyImThatGirl HeyImThatGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I fell in love with my 2nd cousin and our family's are tearing us apart our moms are sending us away she's moving to Cali and I'm moving to Idaho im not really sure what to do. my...
    cousinlover6 cousinlover6 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    California license 6GAU696. These punks with the backward caps and their girlfriends with bad hair from the ghetto (Paramount/Downey) are the worst. 5 freeway north at Slauson...
    drivzalot drivzalot 26-30, M Mar 4

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    i hate being alive. im most likely going to log out of this site and never come back on once im finished, but i hate myself. i hate being alive and i hate waking up and i hate in...
    owlrs owlrs 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 17

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    is what they really feel. I have been kinda seeing someone off and on... for about 4 months. We fight sometimes like everyone, but we make up and are ok pretty quickly. He got...
    irishred122 irishred122 51-55, F Mar 5

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    In this moment I'm quite drunk, I had an hard day at work, but when finished I went out with friends and drink some beers. I haven't had a Real dinner, so I'm a bit drunk!!
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M Mar 7

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    I like getting drunk. Whiskey drunk is the best. I can forget that I'm unemployed because of the prejudices against my unconventional looks and that I have no idea how I'm going to...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T 6 days ago

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    It all started a few weeks ago while iwas playing my guitar while i was in my male cousins room. I had noticed he was watching me wierdly so i stopped and went to get something to...
    kittykatpeep kittykatpeep 13-15 Feb 28

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    She is so sweet and we get along very well. She is also on here, her name is MyFriendPug. I love you cousin! *hugs* *kisses*
    SparkleUnicorn SparkleUnicorn 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I am lived in with my first cousin and I love him so much.. Any advise
    savie21 savie21 26-30, F Mar 4

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    If only 1st cousins can be married
    savie21 savie21 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Loving my cousin for almost 8 years now
    savie21 savie21 26-30, F Mar 4

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    I am in love with my cousin what should I do
    savie21 savie21 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I was in 5th grade singing in Choir (It was required). We were rehearsing for our Christmas concert, and we were singing near the Choir rooms. My cousin was in high school during...
    AutumnLyfe AutumnLyfe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I always hated my cousin ever since than she one year younger but I can't help it she so annoying and really disgusting, my mother always takes her side ever since than and it's...
    SamanthaGaudia SamanthaGaudia 13-15, F Mar 11

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    I have this very fine cousin, she is hot i feel like i can have her to myself.
    ephye ephye 26-30, M Mar 13