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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 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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    My last lift stopped to pick me up

    and nothing in this world could make me get into that vehicle and that was the last time.
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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 9 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...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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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 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    There are so many EP members I miss. They all either left, deleted their account, or just completely went silent.I miss you Phoebe, Sabrina, Kylie, Kayla from London, Veronica, and...
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    last year I used to be so happy & not care about what people would think . I just went with the flow & did my own thing. But now I'm completely the opposite
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    Probably. But hey. I'm used to it!
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    My family is rich ok there I said it. In 8th grade we moved and I went to a new school, nobody knew me. Somehow some kid in my class found out where I lived and told people about...
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    This isn't something that hit me today It's something I've known for a while but I've mourned and done a lot of damage along the way to those in my life and to myself and I've...
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    The person that I am now is horrible. I miss the old me ? the one who was happy and joyful all the time. The one who never cared what people thought. The one who didn't know...
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I used to. Sometimes I still want to.. But I can't. I've tried many times to kill myself but thankfully no success. My 2 little sisters self harm as well. (They're 12&13!!) I'm...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I want to be used and left. Bruise me and do me until you're satisfied. Always been a fantasy of mine
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    I fantasize about being controlled dominated and used until I'm completely ruined and worthless then thrown away
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    booboo232 booboo232 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    1:30am in the morning, here I am sat in a dark, silent house reflecting on my past, my regrets, my guilt and the ‘what I would have done differently’ scenarios. However...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Jan 18

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    I don't know why, but i just get upset alot faster. Theres nothing wrong, but i used to be so much happier. Sometimes i look at my problems and just say "**** It" and let it get...
    imashame imashame 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I had/ have a boyfriend of two months shy from being three years. I don't know if I love(d) him.. I don't know what love is to be honest. I used him.. maybe not at first but as...
    Gardengnome55 Gardengnome55 16-17, F Jan 20

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    Working late at the Aerodynamics Lab /* HowlingLonesome wrote the story and I made the pics. I want to thank HowlingLonesome for supervising my work and helping me making the...
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    But not anymore... I've gotten so used to it by now that I'm no longer afraid...
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