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Comment: I ran across this in an old file:

"Have you noticed how help is often available just when you need it? A few
years ago, a California artist carved a unique Christmas gift for his
parents in Connecticut. It was a four-foot tall statue of a hitch-hiker,
with thumb extended. (The perfect gift for the discriminating
home-owner...) His gift was unusual, but his method of shipping the statue
to his folks was even stranger. He simply set it beside the road and let
it "hitch" its way across the continent. Around the statue's neck he hung
a sign bearing his parent's New England address, and across its chest was printed
the word "Connecticut" in large letters. Several weeks and some 2,500
miles later, unknown hands delivered the gift to the woodcarver's parents
in time for Christmas."

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Singing in the Drizzle
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I'm not supprised at all. Most people are honest and like to help. Also how many poeple would pick up a wooden hitch-hiker and move him alone just to say they did it.

The forest service does a similar thing here to get supplies to a location along a trial. They will set a load of lumber or other supplies at the trail head with a sign that read some like; "Please take a piece of wood or two up to the next sign 3 miles up trail or a far as you can. If you see some of the wood along the trail and can move it along, please do so". In a week or two the stack at the trail head will be gone and stacked next to were the work will be done along the trail.

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Lady Moon
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Oh that's just cool!!!

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NickFun
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It's much safer than picking up a REAL hitch-hiker!

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"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —George W. Bush, Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

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