Key West Timeshare is the Site for a Family Story with a Very Happy Ending
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
In addition to using timeshare for memorable vacations, honeymoons, and get-away-from-it-all retreats, timeshares are often the setting for family reunions. Because of their spaciousness, larger timeshare units mean an extended or blended family, or perhaps several families, can often share one timeshare villa, with plenty of room for all. A family reunion at a timeshare resort typically means there will be activities and entertainment to suit family members of all ages.
But for all the family reunions that will happen this summer at timeshare resorts across the country and around the world, there will probably be none more touching than the reunion that took place recently at a popular Key West timeshare, the Galleon Resort and Marina.
A Happy Reunion at a Key West Timeshare Resort
When child protective services separated three little boys from their father, back in the late 1940’s, it meant each brother would grow up without knowing the other two. But last week, a lifetime of separation ended when the three men were reunited.
Jim Shultz, age 62; Mike Searcy, age 61; and Michael Lewis Locker, age 60, came together for the first time since being separated some sixty years ago. As babies and toddlers, they were split up and then sent to orphanages or foster parents, pending adoption.
All of the men were renamed in their new families, with two brothers being given the name “Michael”. Jim, who is now retired, previously worked in the security business while his brother Mike Locker, also retired, chose a similar career in law enforcement. Both Jim and Mike Locker grew up knowing they were adopted and as adults were able to find each other and build a relationship. But Mike Searcy did not know until 2007 that either of the other two existed.
Searcy, who regularly vacations in his Key West timeshare at the Galleon Resort and Marina, told The Key West Newspaper, “We have been building a long-distance relationship for the past six months, but we didn’t meet face-to-face until I picked them up at the airport here last Saturday.”
The Galleon Resort and Marina timeshare is an idyllic place to retreat for any reason. The five-star resort with its own 90-slip marina overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and the warm tranquil waters of Key West. Both the timeshare resort’s sparkling pool and its private, white sand beach no doubt provided these three brothers and their wives a serene setting to relax and get to know each other. As Mike Shultz summed up their week together, “Mike (Searcy) has been showing us around, but what we have been doing mostly is just telling each other about our lives.”
Plan Your Own Memorable Getaway at a Key West Timeshare
You may never plan a Florida timeshare vacation that is quite as dramatic as this story of three long lost siblings reunited. But the experiences you create today with your family are the memories you will treasure for a lifetime. As busy as your schedule is, why not streamline the vacation planning process with an affordable timeshare resale, and devote your free time to some memory making of your own?
Resources for Families
For family members separated through adoption, reconnecting can be challenging as state and local adoption and privacy laws vary greatly across the US. Here are four organizations that people sometimes turn to for help with their search: