It sounds like satire. However, for Joyce and Ralph Spencer the story is all too real. Joyce is 77, Ralph, her husband, is 80. They’ve owned their Lake Mead home in Las Vegas, Nevada since the 1970s.
Last Thursday park rangers arrived at the elderly couple’s home and forced them to leave. Their home sits on federal lands. Even though the Spencer’s have owned their home for more than 4 decades, the park ranger told them they could not return until a budget was passed.
“I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in,” Mrs. Spencer said of her husband Ralph. She also forgot to get his jeans and undershirts, so she is having to go into town to purchase more for him.