Why We Chain Our Doors

unnamedMy Featured Blogger this week is George Raymond of trefology. George has the kind of absurd sense of humor I cut my proverbial teeth on, and you know how sharp proverbial teeth can be (think Monty Python). George sums up his whole approach to life in these lines:
“If life is a joke,
then the punchline can only be:
to get to the other-side.”

t r e f o l o g y

My father used to

say that

back in his old


no one was ever

known to lock

their front door

at night.


We never thought twice about it. He’d say.


At least, that is,

until that

fateful morning,

when the whole


woke to find that,

as they had slept,


of their front doors

had run away.



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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Why We Chain Our Doors

  1. joannie6535 says:

    Funny, Funny, Funny.

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  2. That’s hilarious.

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  3. ejstoo says:

    Sadly, the thing is that at one time, and I remember that time, doors weren’t always locked. Then things started to happen and people locked their doors. I guess what changed is that people started to break in and steal or destroy. Different attitude. When I was a kid, my Mom and/or Dad knew if someone did something they shouldn’t. The other Mom’s and Dad’s would tell each other if the kid was misbehaved and all the parents had some kind of family relationships. Discipline was for everyone and you respected your elders. There might be a lot more conveniences. Sad…my Grandparent’s home, which was old and family for a long time, got broken into after their death and before people cleared it. They tried to give it to the historical society. No dice. They ended up donating it to the fire department. Took what they wanted. There were some well loved memories. Gone forever, along with the home. Time moves on. People move on. Things change. Not always for the better. But, one can’t live in the past. It is gone. Burnt to the ground. The other Grandmother’s house, bull dozed as it was a danger from not being occupied. It seems when people die, there is finger pointing and blame. It’s sad and not everyone mourns in the same way.

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    Ha! Great share as always, Mitch! I visited the site and laughed some more!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. revruss1220 says:

    Hilarious! I can see why you resonate so well with this guy.

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