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97-year-old evicted from retirement home for playing his ukulele

97-Year-Old Evicted From Retirement Home For Playing His Ukulele

A 97-year-old California man was told to hit the road for playing too much music on his ukulele.



Jim Farrell was evicted from his Napa retirement home and forced to live in a homeless shelter, all because he loved to play his uke.

He told reporters that Redwood Retirement Center's management would scold him like a child, and tell him to get back to his room. Eventually they got so angry, they put him on the streets.

The retirement center released a statement saying, "Mr. Farrell was unable to abide by the rules of the community. We took this action so our residents at redwood retirement could continue to live in a safe, healthy and comfortable environment they call home."

Luckily, an anonymous donor heard Farrell's story and paid the move-in expenses for Piner's Nursing Home. A place where he will be able to play his music undisturbed.

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