Tag Archives: Fred Prout

The Case of the Kidnapped Housekeepers

One thing’s for certain at The Home For Senior Delinquents. Every day is a new adventure. Breakfast this morning. We have a buffet breakfast that starts at eight am. Some of our folks get there ten to fifteen minutes early, … Continue reading

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Psychic Strings

A recent conversation with T Rex. About weirdness, coincidence and who knows what. “I Was never going to tell this story. It is a 100% true account of, probably, the weirdest event of my life. I didn’t want to share … Continue reading

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Life is a Circus

Everybody loves the circus. Nonstop fun and excitement. Danger too. There’s a good reason the trapeze artists have a safety net. No matter how many years of practice, pain and sweat trying to be one unit, a team, they are … Continue reading

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Squirrel Droppings #2 or “BUT WHERE DO I PUT…?”

–by Fred Prout Sometimes life gets in the way of living. Sometimes stuff gets in the way of other stuff and pushes some of that other stuff aside. For a while, anyway. Sometimes it ain’t all about you, Bucko, so, … Continue reading

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I DID WHAT???

By Fred Prout Sometimes the most frustrating and aggravating situations can turn into fun stories. Ordinary, every day chores can get you so mad you have to work hard to find the funny side. An eye doctor’s appointment that went … Continue reading

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Pass Hope Along

By Fred Prout The after church crowd has dwindled down to T Rex (fka Thomas King) and yours truly. Shirley Shewill comes over coffee pot in hand. T and I have been yakking about things in general. Particularly some of … Continue reading

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Screaming Silence

By Fred Prout They don’t make noise. You can walk in the door and not hear a thing. Maybe you can feel a presence. But no sound. The footpads on the carpet are silent. You close the door and feel … Continue reading

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Goodbye Darkness My Old Friend

By Fred Prout T Rex (fka Thomas King ) has been hard to find the past few months. The last time we got together was at The Unchristmas Party which was a huge success thanks to Ts efforts. Well,  this … Continue reading

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How Many Seniors Does It Take …..?

By Fred Prout A funny thing happened the other morning at the Home For Senior Delinquents. First, an explanation. For those of you who may not have reached senior status, a word of warning. I have recently attained the age … Continue reading

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I Witnessed a Miracle. Or Maybe It Was a Dog

by Fred Prout Here at the home for senior delinquents, we have two great chefs. Charlie and The Duke. Not the tall white hat chefs. The sit down and have a conversation chefs. A few days ago, one of our … Continue reading

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An UnChristmas Story

Don’t worry. No Red Ryder BB gun. No ghosts of Christmas past, present or future. Waking up to the wondrous aroma of turkey and

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A Thanksgiving Story

By Fred Prout John Tucker died. Outside of Ratcheds, it’s not news. You didn’t know him, why should you care? But John Tucker’s life had meaning. As do all lives. The community of Ratcheds loved John Tucker. And it went … Continue reading

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Squirrel Droppings / Pumping Irony

By Fred Prout As many of you know, the light of my life for most of a half century was legally blind. So I am not totally ignorant of the problems and how to get around them as best you … Continue reading

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One Flew Over The Handlebars

It’s been a wild day in Ratcheds By The Sea. Shirley Shewill, incoming manager of The Ratcheds Senior Center, is conducting an audit of the books and an inventory of supplies. Apparently, some of the members were heisting bananas, coffee … Continue reading

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In Memorium

Everyone here in Ratcheds, and elsewhere, is in mourning today. We learned of the passing of our beloved founder,

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NIGHT WINDS

In the wink of an eye, my soul is turning They start in the seconds between wakefulness and sleep.

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Dog Rules

By Fred Prout  Dogs have their own set of rules. They supersede any that we try to impose on them. Simple: eat, drink, walk, sleep, give love, give more love, empty tanks and, to my dismay, periodically, eat grass and … Continue reading

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The Devil In the Router

By Fred Prout I write this as a reformed Luddite. Cancel progress. Too much is too much! Bring back the golden days of radio when we could use our imagination. Orson Wells could play The Thin Man, Lake Woebegone Days … Continue reading

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Rows and Flows of Angel Hair

By Fred Prout Stuff! We’ll call it that. But you’ll understand there is a more descriptive word. It’s the nasty stuff that gets in our head, from time to time, and turns a bright, sunny day cloudy. It makes us … Continue reading

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Fourth of July, Ratcheds By The Sea

What a great Fourth of July weekend at Ratcheds By The Sea. The weather was perfect. Thirty degrees cooler than inland, and a gentle breeze wafted in from the ocean. The festivities were nonstop starting Friday morning. By the time … Continue reading

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