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I Used to Hitchhike

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    I was in Seymour, Missouri hitchhiking across

    US 60 on a Sunday morning and a preacher picked me up. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still around in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I had only been...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Used To Hitchhike!

      What makes HitchHiking different these days?   FEAR!   In the 1960's and into the 70's,  hitchhiking was commonplace.   The Good Samaritan concept was accepted and employed.  One never felt scared thumbing a ride anywhere...
    Ambivilent Ambivilent 56-60, M 10 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Parents Encouraged Me to Hitchhike

    This was about 25 years ago now. I guess in those days it was relatively safe. We had moved from the city into a rural area. My mother doesn't drive and dad was not really keen on driving us anywhere. We had to walk 20 mins to the main road where the bus to town came by...
    Zealandia Zealandia 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Till This Incident

    I was hitchhiking home after a Metallica concert when a guy picked me up. I was about half-way home when the guy asked me if I wanted a beer and I said sure. He pulled into a gas station and gave me some money to go in. I told him I didn't have an ID, but tried it anyway and sure...
    1962michael 1962michael 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    I was walking along a lonely highway towards

    Crater Lake, Oregon with forty pounds of backpack on my back, an empty stomach, and a clear mind alternating between thoughts of finding something to eat and no thought at all. Crater Lake is an exploded mountain that was more than 30,000 feet tall. At a third of that height now...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Can't Believe I Use to Hitchhike

    I look back now and it scares the h*** out of me. To think I was only 15 when I ran away from home. I went places I never should of gone. Things happened that never should of been done. At one time it was considered "hip" . Now it's considered stupid.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    Me, Too!

    I started hitchhiking in 1972 when I was 13. Me and my best friend used to hitch hike all over. i even hitchhiked over 900 miles 1 way by myself when I was 24. But one night, in about 1983, I saw a documentary called "Murder, No Apparent Motive". It profilled serial killers...
    IllSendForMyThings IllSendForMyThings 51-55 Apr 17, 2013

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    A Long Time Ago

    When I was a Kid used to hitch all the time but we could leave our doors unlocked also.  Todasy I would not pick up someone nor hitch because there are too many nuts today.
    vickilocke vickilocke 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 28, 2009

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    My dog Daisy. We were hitching East on I-80 in

    Nebraska. Must have been about 1984
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M Apr 30

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    Hitchhiker

    When I was young, I used to hitchhike. Sometimes it was just within town, but many were the times I hitchhiked across the Midwest and The West. From Illinois to southern California. From northern California to southern California.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    I was hitchhiking in Yellowstone National Park

    and caught a ride with a park ranger. Within a few miles we came up on a bear jam. The ranger drove us past all the cars to fifty feet from a huge grizzly. It was grazing beside the road and looked quite peaceful. After a bit, it got up and strutted down the center of the road...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I used to self harm. My scars have a story.
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