Since 1966, Teen Ranch has provided fully licensed, state approved placement facilities for delinquent, neglected, abused, and emotionally troubled youth between the ages of 11 and 17. Residential Care
I was friends with Ray Clendenan and other associates of his. I own a luxury car that Ray owned. He gifted it to me and told me to just donate to his charity what my heart would bare. As I mentioned I rented a home from Ray's partner. I know Ray's daughter that Patrick is referring to. I have a first cousin that owns a company that was deeply involved with Teen Ranch. I know people that know Patrick. We had the same favorite teacher. Conversely Truth Dude knows nothing about me except what he has made up in his imagination. Now who are you to judge that what I was told about Patrick is bogus? You and others on the forum's abilty twist facts is just a clue to everyone how real your other claims are.
What is this sudden obsession of yours in trying to compare your life to mine; as they appear to have been on two diverging courses. First, anyone who was in the teen ranch program was a minor at the time. Second, I was in the 4th house which attended the Marlette school system, not the King City ranch. Don't think that each "Child" who came to teen ranch came for a bad reason of their own doing. Second, my life has been one where by any measure I came up from nothing, earned what I have, and have known some measure of success. I was not delinquent, neglected, abused, or emotionally troubled as a youth; and rather my uncles six children, plus my Father's four; made just too many to manage for one family on what resources they had. You seek to demonize me where no demon dwells.
You seem to be on a different pathway though. You started out in life with a complete family, friends, advantages, and an Engineers education if what you say is true. Congratulations in working your way DOWN the ladder in life. Now, you sit and rot waiting for your disability check to arrive in the mail or direct deposit, live in a crime ridden area, and are healing from a pistol shot. Should I want to trade my life for yours ? I pity your existence that you find yourself in, but know that through medication and a turn to God, that even you can be saved, forgiven, and with whatever years left to you; make them a positive one.
You can't take from me the accomplishments of my resume, the knowledge of my family that I have given 110% for our friends and neighbors the King family, nor the medals off the uniform I once wore for actions in foreign lands and waters my superiors chose to decorate me with, nor my being a patriot for my nation now in lands where those who dwell there would like to behead me. Most of all you can't take from me the faith in God I found at Teen Ranch, and have carried with me that biblical measure of time in the last 40 years, and which I brought back measures to them where they knew their efforts in my life did bare harvest. You see Les you now "Can't" do much of anything, because you have lived a life where you never really "Did" much of anything at all as you fail to reap a harvest now.
To most all on this forum, you have failed to provide credibility about what you have claimed, despite saying you could easily do so. Your only theme, which you have beaten to death, is that you want to be heard day after day; or the mindset of a single digit aged child. Perhaps if you as your Mother's favorite child had been spanked a bit more; then we would not be seeing these problems in you today.