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97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home
ktvu.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rob Roth

Posted on 07/22/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home

By Rob Roth KTVU.com NAPA, Calif. — Ninety-seven-year-old Jim Farrell likes to sing and play his ukulele. He says he's a veteran of three wars. But most recently he’s found himself homeless. He had been living independently at the Redwood Retirement Residence in Napa, until eleven days ago, when he was ordered to leave. He says he was told he wasn't keeping his room clean enough. So when the residence charged him a $1500 cleaning bill, Farrell says he couldn't afford the next month's rent. He had to go. "Absolutely devastating. Devastating. Horrible," said Farrell. KTVU received a statement from Holiday Retirement, the parent company of the retirement residence where Farrell was asked to leave.

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KEYWORDS: ww2
All he had to do was go down to the border and say his name was Juan Garcia
1 posted on 07/22/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You can only take Tip Toe Through the Tulips for so long.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 7:47:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
While my guitar gently weeps - Jake Shimabukuro on Uke
3 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s apparent to me that a bunch of retirees got together and said either that ukulele goes or we go!


4 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I read the article. I’m still trying to figure out the relevance of the ukulele.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Resettozero

I wasn’t aware that ukes could be turned up to 11.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The statement says the facility notified Farrell in February that his apartment was posing a health hazard, adding that Farrell's behavior had become aggressive.

There are always two sides to these stories. I can easily imagine that he let his room fall to health-hazard conditions, and that that the retirement home told him repeatedly to clean it up, and he reacted with hostility. If that happened, its sad but he should be forced to pay the cleaning bill and/or kicked out.

But these retirement homes can be rigid and overcharge for things too, so I also can imagine that perhaps he isn't physically or mentally able to clean and they sent an over-priced service in to do it and then kicked him out when he couldn't pay the bill.

All I do know is that this story is only presenting one side.

7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Maybe, just maybe a 97 year old could use a little help in cleaning up. So much for ‘assisted living’....


8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Right Brother
doesn't matter ... at 98, you tend to think of life a little differently and cleaning your room is not a top priority.

1500 bucks sounds a bit much ... I think it probably was the uke.

9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

John Belushi still lives!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqpNQ9AJYgU


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tflabo
I was going to go there after I posted my above.

How difficult is it to pick up and wash 6 pieces of clothing and wash a dozen dishes ?

11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:54:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Liberty Valance
George Formby plays "Our Sgt. Major" on his uke-banjo
12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:56:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Resettozero

I am betting the same thing. I hope this won’t be offensive to anyone but this is a true story and just happened to my neighbors dad who is 96. He lives in a nursing home and lost both arms to the shoulder in an industrial accident years ago. So last week this armless man was found in bed with a woman resident, in her late 70’s, on top of him, performing OS. Her family was furious, suggesting their mother was raped and was going to sue the nursing home unless the man was evicted from the home. They are now looking for a new facility.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:56:21 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

May Granny cut those intrusive prudes out of her will. If Granny was willingly engaged in oral sex, that should be sufficient reason to take both of them to dinner.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And claim to be an “unaccompanied child”.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 8:04:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Ever since his family got Jim that ukulele and that big bass amp for Christmas...

 

... he's been a real PIA.

16 posted on 07/22/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rktman
I wasn’t aware that ukes could be turned up to 11.

A uke without any amplication, played long enough, whether well or poorly, accompanied by a 97-year-old's singing, can seem like an 11 when you're trying to get some peace and quiet!
17 posted on 07/22/2014 8:08:56 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: massgopguy
Reports that Tiny Tim died were false. He went underground and assumed a new identity and of late was living in Napa, California.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 8:11:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Toespi
So last week this armless man was found in bed with a woman resident, in her late 70’s, on top of him...

When I was in my later teens, it was those college girls and recent grads that got me in the most trouble. Now, they're in their 70's.
19 posted on 07/22/2014 8:14:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Liberty Valance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I


20 posted on 07/22/2014 8:16:27 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Wonderful people are helping me. Beautiful people. Beautiful women," said Farrell.

I like how this guy thinks!

21 posted on 07/22/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT by palmer (This comment is not approved or cleared by FDA)
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To: ErnBatavia

Beautiful. Thanks.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
I first heard that on "Aerial America" - Hawaii....best version I've ever heard.

"Iz" died several years ago from (of course) weight-related issues.

23 posted on 07/22/2014 8:21:07 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: tflabo

The assisted living my hubby’s dad was in had cleaning staff that cleaned all the rooms.....every day.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 8:30:02 AM PDT by sheana
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To: ErnBatavia

Thank you - that was beautiful!


25 posted on 07/22/2014 8:35:07 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

$1500 cleaning bill.

Maybe he should just move into a Holiday Inn, and let them do the cleaning. The cost couldn’t be significantly more.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 2:55:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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