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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

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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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    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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    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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    guilty!!! unfortunately, I send drunk texts! at least I don't drink very often! pahhahhaha....
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    I dated my cousin for 3 months before we knew we where cousins...
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    [This was taken from an old entry in my diary, my cousins name is replaced with "my cousin" for his privacy] Something different happened today and I'm not sure how I feel about...
    JennyRose2 JennyRose2 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not only i have never been drunk but also i have never drunk alcohol ever.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    He taught me how to kiss! If it weren't for my cousin, I wouldn't be so good at half the things I do!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I saw my cousin naked a lot. I don't remember being clothed with him much actually!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Besides my wife and my therapist this is the only time I have talked about being molested. My therapist said its good for me to talk about it. I was nine years old when it started...
    proball1 proball1 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    An uncle........the driver took my dead uncle & put him in the drivers seat ( 3-4 were killed ) and preTENDED for years that it was my uncle driving ( he was eventually found out...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have never told anyone, outside of the people involved, either of the stories below. *** I remember the second time I was molested vividly. We were visiting my mother’s...
    bluedevilss bluedevilss 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was seventeen and on one of our visits to relatives in the north. I had spoken to him a few times and always thought he was hot. My cousin knew I had developed this crush on him...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have so many to mention I had to create a you tube account for the videos under Lethbridge drivers who fail!
    speeedy01 speeedy01 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I was driving behind one a couple of weeks ago. He is lucky the 911 dispatcher never answered the phone or I would have told the police about him. There was a cop just down the...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M a week ago

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    She's not only my cousin but also my bestest friend in the world <3 We haven't had a long conversation in a long time and it was nice to have some girl talk and catch up with...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm finally visiting my 11 year old cousin in December!!!!! I'm so happy, it's going to be a surprise for her. I love her with all my heart! :) I'm not sure how to act though, I...
    weather123 weather123 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I miss my cousin . We have such a great time together when we visit . The last time I went down to visit I swam in their pool, I helped make a fort in the bedroom . But thing I...
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M Aug 21

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    Visiting my cousin 7 hours far from home,I miss my baby and my husband so much!
    MrsSalinas16 MrsSalinas16 18-21, F Aug 21

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    The only person that understood me in real life....had to go to our home country to see his parents and now hes gone....cant believe my cousin died, he was my best friend
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have a really big family n I love all my cousins! southern pride baby rep. 504
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 21

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    Okay..let me start by introducing myself, I've got a lot to say. My name is Maryam, I'm from Bahrain, a really small country in the Middle East. I have a huge family, but I'm just...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm in love with my cousin when i see her all i wanna do is hug and kiss her she beautiful words can't describe..she's my moms sisters daughter and i don't know what to do how do i...
    imconfusedwithlife imconfusedwithlife 22-25, M Aug 20

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    Who doesn't? :/ Why be so stupid.. seriously.
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 19

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    My family on my dad's side is absolutely huge, there are so many grandchildren, and i have many cousins. But i recently found out that i have a new cousin to add to the list. She...
    Robson11 Robson11 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I saw my female cousin naked She had come to my house for the summer vacations. She was 16 and I was 14.My cousin was bathing and she forgot to close the door. I quietly sneaked...
    someon4123 someon4123 26-30, M Aug 19

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    This song, because it is my favorite song, is dedicated to my cousin and his wife, my Brother and my Sister... I hope that one day when I'm gone you will remember me with the...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I lost both my parents when I was very young I was eight years old they were killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. Thankfully my older brother took me in and race me and turn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    Couple times.. One time I started out out with a goup of friends. Well I wake up in the morning under a tarp, in the bed of a truck at a campsite! I was lost! Didn't know any if...
    ItsSIRtoyou ItsSIRtoyou 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Hi... So here's the thing. I found out that my first cousin might actually be my half brother. My dad is a twin and it turns out that him and his brother used to sleep with each...
    purplegirl3111 purplegirl3111 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm 26 years old and I don't have a drivers license. It bothers me because I have to depend on evey one to take me to places. I have a 2 year old son and my husband is a truck...
    Miquell Miquell 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Whenever I see an old Jag nicely restored or an Austin Healey or any classic car that has just been done up really well, and I am passing this car, I nearly always toot the horn...
    JohnSpartan117 JohnSpartan117 41-45, M Aug 16

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    Well I always wanted a baby brother or sis ha(that's never gonna happen) my baby cousins are just amazing their funny,smart I would sit with them n be talking for hours (sometimes...
    Degeneralfuqu1 Degeneralfuqu1 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I was 14 when my 15 year old cousin took me to the basement and tied me up to the wall and raped me slowly... it makes me want to commit suicide, four years have past but those...
    Dirtystepha Dirtystepha 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 16

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    I just got back from a long day with my cousin and throughout the day when we were walking around she would push me against the wall and offered other people to w-Edgie me but only...
    AtomicThong AtomicThong 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    About four years ago when I was eleven my mom was diagnosed with cancer since my parents had been divorced since I was three months old I only got to see her in the summer but one...
    LostStitches LostStitches 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I think many, many people study for a drivers test, then forget everything they learn the minute they get their license. I am tired of inconsiderate, reckless, drivers...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    i consider myself lost but seeing new perspectives at every turn. im currently drunk and cleaning. i don't know why i get drunk and clean, but bartenders seem to love it. my...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M Aug 13

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    My husband decided to be a truck driver to pay our debts off. Debts which we have because someone cheated on us. I've been married for almost 10 years now. We don't have kids...
    Emi679 Emi679 31-35, F Aug 13

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