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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 12:54 PM
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40. That reminds me of a story of a homeless woman I met
Edited on Sun Feb-27-05 12:56 PM by ultraist
I was living in FL and saw this woman one night, who was in her 70s, on the side of the road with a sign. It happened to be unusually cold, so I told her she could stay the night at my house. My husband (boyfriend at the time) took her, Sarah, to our place and the next morning she wanted to us to drop her at her corner and we did.

THREE YEARS LATER, we are living in NC and my mother calls me and says, "I saw your Sarah on the side of the highway!" ( had described her to my mother as this woman was particularly beatiful and had perfect teeth, I thought that odd for a homeless person). I drove out and sure enough it was her but she did not remember me. I gave her 20 bucks and drove off. (She didn't want to go anywhere).

This woman spends her life hitchhiking from one state to another. She has no desire to go into a shelter or apply for food stamps. She claims to have once been very wealthy but her husband had her committed and she spent 30 years in an upscale mental institution. After he died and no one was left to pay her health insurance, they put her out on the streets. Of course, this may be all fictional, but I more than half believed her when she told me this.

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