Thursday, February 11, 2010

Remembering Ardmore

The bottom left sidebar has a widget called Feedjit that shows me how visitors have gotten to my blog. Google searches, etc. Yesterday evening I saw someone had arrived from Ardmore, Oklahoma.

I mentioned this to Mr. Skittles and he remarked that Ardmore sounded familiar but he couldn't remember why. I reminded him..

I've told this story here before so I won't go into the whole thing, but when I was a teenager I ran away with an aunt's foster child.. also a teenager. After a week, we got split up and I rode with a long distance truck driver for close to a week without her. His runs were usually between his home base in Ardmore and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mr. Truck Driver got a motel room one afternoon in Texas to sleep so he could do some night driving. When I woke up later, he was gone. No note. No nothing. I had never been so scared in my life as I was walking to the interstate alone and putting my thumb out, not knowing for sure where I was or where I was going.

A nice man picked me up and took me to a city outside Dallas called Grapevine so I could turn myself in to the local police. I did that and they called my mom back in Florida so she could wire me a plane ticket to come home. I spent the weekend in jail waiting for the ticket.

And that's why I remember Ardmore, Oklahoma.


JudyJ said...

What a small world. My husband was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Moved to California when he was six.

Positive Pieces Prevail said...

blatantly honest post...brave you

angel6033 said...

ahhh, memories lol..

Nikki Neurotic said...

Probably a good deterrent not to run away from home again.

Forgetfulone said...

I'd never heard that story before! I've been to Ardmore for a wedding (my ex's friend), and Grapevine is only a few hours from me. I can't believe the man took you to jail! But at least you were safe.

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Mom Knows Everything said...

You must have been scared to death!

Misty DawnS said...

WOW! I didn't remember this story. I can't imagine how scary it must have been.

Patti said...

Oh my gosh. I can't even imagine going thru that. How scary. Thank God you were okay!