Jean Picard Fish deserves much better than this

To the Editor:

After reading the articles about the sale of Picard’s Grove in the Feb. 6 edition of The Altamont Enterprise, I was left feeling upset, disappointed, confused, angry, and with many questions.

First and foremost, it appears the interests being served here aren’t for Jean Picard Fish. This whole situation just doesn’t seem right, and in the words of her brother Herman, it appears “fishy.”

Why the urgency for a quick sale? Why hasn’t a fair appraisal been done? Why haven’t the services of a Realtor been attained? Why hasn’t a home inspector been consulted to ascertain an accurate report on the condition of the buildings. Why aren’t the belongings and furnishings being inventoried?

Why was Jean placed in a nursing home in Vallatia when she has spent her whole life here, and this is where her friends and family are located?

I’ve known Jean for a long time, having done a considerable amount of work on her property over the years. Jean was as hardworking a person as I’ve ever known. The business, property, and her horses meant everything to her and she worked tirelessly, seven days a week to keep everything going.

The bottom line is that she deserves much better than this. Hopefully, all those entrusted to making decisions on her behalf will put in the necessary time and effort to make sure that her interests are foremost

Dave Berschwinger

New Scotland

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