I love Aretha’s music so any chance to say it I’m all for… but being Sunday, that’s not why you are here, is it? Bad jokes anyone?
Oh and a little back story here. Key West is at the end of the Florida Keys. Coming back to the mainland it is 120 miles of beautiful turquoise waters, tiny little islands full of houses built on stilts, and places to stay. Miami is 160 miles from Key West, and I am 190 from Key West.
If I remember right. It’s a long drive. Four hours…
Doug Smith lived all his life in the Florida Keys and is on his deathbed and knows the end is near.
His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons, are with him….
He asks for two witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes, and when all is ready he begins to speak:
“My son, Bernie, I want you to take the Ocean Reef houses.”
“My daughter Sybil, you take the apartments between mile markers 100 and Tavernier.”
“My son, Jamie, I want you to take the offices over in the Marathon Government Center.”
“Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings on the bayside on Blackwater Sound.”
The nurse and witnesses are blown away as they did not realize his extensive holdings, and as Doug slips away, the nurse says, “Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this property.”
The wife rolls her eyes and replies, “The ‘fool’ had a paper route”