Carlton Willis and Victor Oteri
Carlton: He’s 88, and I’m 85. Victor: I’ll be 89 in January if I make it. January 27th, June 27th. Middle initial "A", middle initial "A". [Both]: Green eyes, green eyes. V: We do have a little similarity C: People ask us all the time [both] “are you brothers?” [laughs] V: We’ve been together going on 61 years.
C: We picked Journey's End because first of all, age and location. V: Our age and our health. That's why we sold the ranch and came here. Everything is centrally located. And there's even bus service right out the door. What more could you ask for? C: Because one day, if we live long enough, we won't be able to drive. And so, it would be very convenient for us.
V: Everybody's in limbo. Nobody knows what's going to happen. And they're not telling us anything. Not only that, neither the owner NOR the park management was decent enough to be there at that meeting on Sunday! It was arranged through the city of Santa Rosa, the mayor's office. And they had all these people that's telling us we can't get in, blah, blah, blah. We know we can't get in! But what's the future going to offer everybody? They don't know what's going to happen. Neither one of them had a representative there, neither the owner NOR the management. And that's pretty darn bad. They're dealing with people's lives!
V: Housing is short! And there's no housing, especially for seniors! You know? Because we're older, what'll they do? Just throw us out?
C: Well, we live a very structured life. V: We know what we're going to do today. We know what we're going to do tomorrow. C: We got everything scheduled. And when it’s interrupted, I’M interrupted. And now my whole life has been interrupted! V: And it is for everyone. To see the total devastation and destruction is heartbreaking! It just makes you want to just sit down and cry your heart out.
You don’t know these people but they’re human beings!
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