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Tue., July 20, 2010, 3:23 p.m.

Jeanie: He Ran But Didn’t Stay Away

JeanieS: I don't know if times have changes, but when my youngest ran away (age 14), the police said it would be on the bottom of their priority list and that when they found him, they would ASK him if he wanted to go home. If the answer was NO, they would leave him alone. On the other hand, his running away was some sort of weird fad or phase - ironically, he always called me and let me know where he was. He “ran away” when he was six. I packed a lunch for him and told him, good luck, and he made it to outside the kitchen door, where I watched the top of his head for about an hour, when he came back inside, after eating his lunch, and said running away wasn't all it was cracked up to be

Question: Did your kids ever "run away" from home?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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