Today's post about a truly sad situation with a Key West friend of mine, was featured in Key West the Newspaper (thebluepaper.com), which is published by my Key West friends Arnaud and Naja Girard.
Further below is the Facebook link to the article, with three comments I selected, from many comments, most of which were made by people who knew nothing of what set up the truly said story. The blue paper video does not reveal it, and the reader comments went all over the board, perhaps a good study in human psychology. Same happened at the blue paper website.
For years Jane Isherwood, Key West's most famous "Cat Lady," has been fighting a losing battle with the city, the banks, the animal shelter and her all-powerful next-door neighbor Commissioner...
After publishing all of that a bit ago, I called Arnaud Girard and heard the backstory of how the loan came about, which I told him I felt needs to be published at the blue paper. A perfectly perfect grim tale from the Key West crypt. The trustee was the Key West Cat Lady, the beneficiary of the trust was a favorite cat of a man who had died. After the favorite and many other cats died, the trustee would become the beneficiary. Arnaud said, what banker would loan $850,000 [my recollection of the number] to the Key West Cat Lady?