The Incontiguous Brick

August 13, 2007

Save Larry!

Filed under: Life — iknowkeith @ 1:18 pm


This in not the normal kind of news and opinion that you will find on The Incontiguous Brick, however it is a story that got to me and I am going to share it.

The other day, while watching TV news, I saw a story about Larry Haubner. Known to his friend as “Curly”, Larry is 105 years old. Larry is in ridiculously good condition for his age. In fact, I called my wife in the room as Larry was doing “walker lifts” over his head and asked how old she thought he was. She guessed around 80.

265_l__haubner.jpgLarry lives quite happily in Greenfield Assisted Living of Fredericksburg. He makes about $1000 a month from social security. The remaining monthly bills, totaling $3,500 a month, are paid out of a managed savings account.

It was a great plan until Larry managed to beat the odds and live past his 105th birthday. Now Larry’s savings is gone and he is likely to be forced out of his home at Greenfield.

Larry’s friends have organized a fund for Larry with a website for to manage donations. They hope to collect enough money from personal donations to keep Larry in his present home for at least 2 more years. Larry has been kept in the dark about his financial crisis.

Larry has no family to help offset the cost.

Instead of throwing away money on a political campaign or paying to see “Sicko” (I hear its a good one but I haven’t seen it yet) I think I will throw a couple of dollars Larry’s way. At least I know I am helping out a guy in a tangible way rather than just lining a pocket.

Go to SaveLarry.org if you want to help an old guy out.

6 Comments »

  1. yeah, now thats worth giving to… I wonder if we should help out Karl? I hear he’s out of work.

    good blog

    Comment by criminyjicket — August 13, 2007 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  2. I received a nice tip for just helping out at a part time job last weekend. I was not helping to get a tip, but the nice lady insisted I take the money. Even though I need a full time job, I knew who needed the money more than I. After I donated via the website, I printed off the story and gave it to the lady who tipped me. She was tickled pink that her money was passed on to a good cause. Save Larry!! Hell Yes, it is worth it.

    Comment by Alison — August 15, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  3. […] So here is what I am going to do. If he wins, I am going to sue Mr. Riches for the mental confusion he has put me through in trying to wrap my head around this number. Maybe I can net a cool $5 trillion for my efforts. I think that will help me get through my mental crisis. I might even give some to Larry. […]

    Pingback by The biggest lawsuit ever filed « The Incontiguous Brick — August 15, 2007 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  4. i think that what they are doing for larry is good.i think he should be allowed to live out the rest of his life peacefully. i wonder where his relatives are. i mean if you are 105 you should have some kids,great grand children and maybe some great great grand children. if he doesn’t i really like the fact that he isn’t going down without a fight.so you go larry go

    Comment by monet — September 15, 2007 @ 8:02 am | Reply

  5. Aniston’s people need to call Haubner’s people for fitness PSA. It would be magic for both!

    Comment by Karen — July 6, 2009 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  6. assisted living is nice if you got some people and a home that cares very much to its occupants .”-

    Comment by Gum Disease Symptoms — November 22, 2010 @ 12:59 am | Reply


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