Tuesday, June 12, 2018
His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons, are with him for his last wishes.
He asks for two witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record.
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 bay side 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. Pender, your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this property.
The wife replies, "The man had a paper route."