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View Poll Results: Would you be frightened being left in a remote trailer with two little kids at night?

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  • Yes, absolutely

    149 36.08%
  • Nope

    130 31.48%
  • Not with a dog.

    53 12.83%
  • Not with a security system, a gun, and a dog.

    81 19.61%

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  1. #16
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    I feel more comfortable in the boonies than in an apartment complex within the city. Of course, I am prepared with a 9mm, a shotgun, and a machete behind the headboard of the bed. I also have a good security system. Ron and Misty probably could not have afforded a security system, but I bet they had guns in the house, and I have relatives that are a LOT like Ron and Misty. They are tough people who are scared of almost nothing. Life has been hard on them, and they simply roll with the punches. They don't expect much from life, and they are ready to deal with whatever comes their way. That is the exact reason, I am not surprised by Ron's reaction and statements during the 911 call. My life is currently a far cry from that of Ron and Misty......but that is only because I made choices the rest of my relatives did not make. I can also assure you that children growing up in a situation that is less than affluent can grow up in a GREAT environment - I did. The pictures of Haleigh looked happy, and Ron is sincere in his love and sense of loss, IMHO.

  2. #17
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    I live on a deadend street in the middle of a small city. It is surrounded by woods and is very dark. Many times I am frightened when I am by myself and I am older. The nearest house in 50 yds away.

    Heck I haven't been able to take a shower since I watched "I know who you are and I know what you did" back in the 70's when I am home alone so I am probably the last person to ask.

  3. #18
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    As a sinlge mom with two small boys, I once lived in a small trailer in a remote country location and was never fearful. In fact, I was much more fearful when we moved to an apartment complex where there was always activity and people wandering around.

  4. #19
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    While anything can happen, I, too, would feel more comfortable living in a remote trailer than living in an inner-city apartment building.

    Several years ago the home behind ours was broken into, and LE traced the culprit's footprints in the snow to our home. He said what probably saved us was our dog. He said a dog is much better security than a system.

  5. #20
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    Yes!! I get scared just thinking about it!

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by petresq_algc View Post
    Yes. I don't do country. The darkness and total silence scares the mess out of me!
    I grew up in the country, but I'm not sure I could live there now. I remember when my parents would sometimes forget to lock the doors at night. It gives me the chills to think about it now, but fortunately nothing bad happened. My husband is very much a city boy and the silence of the country gives him the creeps. He says the country reminds him of the movie "Children of the Corn." lol

  7. #22
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    When I was 18 and just had my daughter. Her father and I lived in a trailer park (with other trailers around us) he worked nights 11-7 and I would stay up late at night doing my cleaning because I was afraid being alone I would work till I was so sleepy and then fall asleep on the couch. You could hear every noise in the place when the winds would blow it was really scary.

  8. #23
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    Living in a remote home with children would not scare me. I would much rather be out in the country with no one around than in town where I live, even though my town is relatively small. I love the darkness of no streetlights. You can actually see the stars. You take precautions, whether it is big a great big dog, big gun, alarm system and a must for anywhere you live are well made locks. The best deterrent to becoming a victim of any crime is difficult access. Scum and crooks are everywhere but they will always pick the easiest home.

  9. #24
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    yes plus that area of florida has a lot of skunk ape/bigfoot sightings. im terrified of bigfoot.
    Lashelle


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  10. #25
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    I said not with a dog only because I'm hard of hearing. Someone could walk right into my house at anytime and I wouldn't know. If they do, my Pit Bull Max is always at my side and it would be the last time they walked in on anyone.

    If you google map RC's address, they have plenty of neighbors.The house isn't off on it's own at all. Some of those neighbors are pretty scary people though.

    I used to have a friend who lived in an old ranch house in the middle of an orchard and she was terrified every time her dh left the house at nite. To the point that he bought a gun for her. The orchard was an anomaly in a town that had grown too quickly into a city of 500,000 people, it was one of the few undeveloped pieces of property left. My friend never had any trouble out there, but my next door neighbor was murdered in her home, in the middle of day by a junkie who broke in and stole her VCR to buy a fix.

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  11. #26
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    I raised five kids in the country,husband worked alot of nights,had dogs,guns and floodlights.Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.But,I didn't have friends and relatives that were a danger to my childred either.

  12. #27
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    Totally in the country away from anybody would scare me. So would a big city. I perfer middle ground, small towns and suburbs. I think it's just what you grow up used to. When I was 17 I was much more scared of ghosts then actual people, though.

  13. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by winterrose View Post
    I raised five kids in the country,husband worked alot of nights,had dogs,guns and floodlights.Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.But,I didn't have friends and relatives that were a danger to my childred either.
    I think it all depends where the trailer is and I was thinking of the area where RC lives with the number of SOs in the immediate area. I still wouldn't want to be out in the middle of nowhere though with two small children in case of an emergency and getting help quickly.
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  14. #29
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    no. wouldn't be. This is a kid tho... who was left alone (but it wasn't her first time in THIS family and who knows what she had already been familiar with in the past. I vot that SHE WAS NOT SCARED AND THAT THIS WAS NOTHING NEW TO HER (if that went beyond the poll sorry in advance :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    Trailer in the country with less than 50 SO's running around or in the inner city with nearly 600 SO's running around?
    Seeing as where I live now was once named the murder capital of the US...I'll go with the trailer. ANYDAY.
    LOL Amen to that! I live in the murder capital of the US...

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