Father's Day was a week ago, but this week's Weasel certainly isn't treating her father with any kind of respect.
I first learned of the sad story surrounding 92-year-old John Potter of Zaleski, Ohio via an article on Yahoo! on Thursday. Sometime this week, Mr. Potter is being evicted from his home, barring a last minute injunction or divine intervention, whichever comes first, leaving him with little choice but to move in with his granddaughter. What makes this so sad is that Mr. Potter's own daughter, Janice Cotrill, is the one forcing the eviction issue.
According to Yahoo!, Mr. Potter and his granddaughter, Jaclyn Fraley, had raised more than $100,000 on the GoFundMe.com website in hopes of making an offer to reacquire the house that Potter himself built some 50-odd years ago. Cotrill and her unnamed husband rejected the offer, finding the offer unacceptable. How selfish can some people be, especially with their own family?
On Wednesday, there is an eviction hearing scheduled. It will require a last minute miracle for Potter to avoid being booted from his own home by his own daughter & son-in-law, who apparently, for whatever reason, however irrational it might be, don't take into consideration age and health. It smacks of selfishness & greed, nearly a decade after Cotrill was given power of attorney. That power has gone to her head, and now she'll find a pair of Weasel ears adorning that dome. Serves her right for being so cruel and forgetting how much her father meant to her.