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This is just a story I started writing about a random family I've been leisurely playing. I think they're interesting and I wanted to share that. Okay, here goes.
1.0 â A Fresh Start
My skies, but Iâd never before seen such a bootiful sight! When Bernard anâ Susan were talking of moving towns, why, I thought weâd be heading tah thuh town over, Bigsburg. But no! They plum packed us all up, kids anâ all, anâ we drove all thuh way across this country from Pleasantville tah Sunset Valley. Anâ, my, if it werenât a pretty place. All snug anâ tucked up against those green, green mountains anâ thuh big blue ocean on thuh othuhrside! That first day, I fell in love with thuh place. I wanted thuh rest of my children to be born an' raised right thuhre. I wanted my gran'kids to be born an' raised thuhre! I wanted a big olâ place with lotsa' room an' I wanted a big family to match.
For lan'sâ sakes, Ellie, youâre getting ahead aâ yourself!
Iâm Ellie Mayfield, an' hereâs my little family. That han'some devil is my husban', Bernard Mayfield, an' behind him is my sister, Susan Thompson. Thuh little blonde bundle off to thuh side is my daughter, Chloe Mayfield. Bernardâs not her daddy, but you couldnât tell with thuh way he treats her. An' thuh cute little guy in thuh flowers is my nephew, Thomas Thompson. I begged Suzy not to name him that, but that was our Daddyâs name, rest in peace. She never did mention who Thomasâs daddy was. Anywho, here we all are!
** Right to left: Chloe Mayfield, Bernard Mayfield, Susan Thompson, Thomas Thompson, an' Ellie Mayfield. **
It all started a year back, right before Momma died. I was young an' a single mothuhr. Iâd quit school to have Chloe. Her daddy was a good-ferâ-nuthinâ though. Chloe was just a couplaâ weeks old when Momma died. Daddy, though he hadnât liked Momma (âcept fer a few months back when they were still hot-blooded), he came to her funeral. Afterwards he packed me anâ Chloe up an' took us to Pleasantville. I thought is was so big an' chic! I met my big sister Suzy. Her momma was Daddyâs wife, but she died years back when Suzy was jusâa kid. Anywho, Daddy got me anâ Chloe moved in with him, an' it wasnât long afterwords that Suzy got her fancy degree from college. That summer Iâll never forget. Suzy had her baby boy (sheâd been busy with school at thuh time, so I took careâa him). An' in mid-June, I met my one-anâ-only.
Iâll remember that day always. I was out widâda kids in thuh front yard, watching âem toddle through Daddyâs flower beds, when this blue-eyed hunk walked up anâ knocked on our front door. He noticed me after a coupla' seconds, anâ he went all red an' stuttery. He was a cutey. Still is. I said hi, anâ he ran away. But thuh next day he was back with a bundle oâ roses anâ sweets for thuh kids. I didnât waste no time. I pulled every trick Momma ever taught me. By thuh end of thuh summer I was Mrs. Bernard Mayfield an' Chloe was Chloe Mayfield. Sweet guy, my Bernard, he wanted Chloe to be his, no ifs, an's, nor buts.
Turns out, Suzy an' Bernard had been best friends since Daddy an' Suzy had moved to Pleasantville. Anâ thuhyâd been making plans. Not marriage, no! Iâd nevah steal a man from mah own sister! But thuhyâd been wanting to leave Pleasantville since high school. Go somewhere more âhappeningâ. Me, I was so caught up in thuh wedding anâ heavenâs happiness that I wenâ along with whateveah thuhy wanted.
Anâ thatâs how I found mahself in Sunset Valley. Mah sister, mah husban' anâ thuh two kids on thuh lawn, all staring at our new home.
It werenât much, but I jusâ knew we could make it work!