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His Treasure No Doubt Burned

He was a crazy old coot.
Spoke of his treasure. Not buried.
But hidden. Where was it?
In this hoarder house?

Who could stand to go in there?
With free range rats, and all that food.
The county came in, served him papers.
He had six months to clean it. No follow up.

The paper helped no one, including him.
He had alienated all of his loved ones years ago.
His only son was notified of his death two weeks later
When the postman reported the odor. August heat.

The house had to be burned, worth nothing.
The rats abandoned it, dispersing themselves among the neighbors.
His treasure was no doubt burned, along with everything else.
A sad and sorry tale, unfortunately, more common than we know.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/10/2019 9:07:00 AM
I feel sorry for people like this. I saw in the paper where there were people who had died. They were trying to find their family. I bet he was one of them. They are all in my prayers.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:34:00 AM
It is so sad, and happens more often than we want to know.
Date: 2/10/2019 8:13:00 AM
Oh, I remember this happening to a hoarder... Did you tell me you were a hoarder also? I bet you must have some treasure hidden somewhere... :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:34:00 AM
I am a "yearly hoarder." In the summer I get a buzz, and I throw out everything, starting again. It is my pattern.
Date: 2/10/2019 7:26:00 AM
Gave the boot to an old coot who never gave a hoot and ran away with all the loot. Sounds like Trump.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:36:00 AM
The best compliment I have ever heard you give He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Blamed.
Date: 2/10/2019 4:42:00 AM
I'll never forget Benny Hill, died and left two old women millionaires whilst he lived like an old Scrooge.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:36:00 AM
It is so sad, so very very sad.
Date: 2/9/2019 6:41:00 PM
Great write Caren, there must be many strange folk like this. It's strange how some hold on to there treasures and just let them rot away. I enjoyed the words, my friend....Peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/9/2019 9:27:00 PM
I watch a TV show called "Hoarders" for it makes me want to clean and purge and throw away. It is the only remedy I have found if company might be coming.