The Old Lady is deeply grieved.
Her old friend Snooty the Manatee died today.
Snooty is probably the most well-known citizen of Bradenton FL, which is in Manatee County… the only county in the USA named for these marine mammals.
Snooty was born in captivity. When The Old Lady met him he was middle-aged, had never met another manatee, and really seemed to think he was human.
A charming creature, and one whose various stories (including his annual birthday bash) were fun to cover.
Snooty the Manatee will be missed by the entire community.