Sage Ann Munny ages gracefully while serving rainbow trout. Eh, it's not her usual style, but it's okay to wear till she fills her hunger bar some.
Her husband Ernest, greeting guests on the porch, is less fortunate. "Um, excuse me, y'all. I have to go deal with a fashion emergency."
Properly dressed after the guests leave, Sage Ann resumes writing her book about the Bad Old Days. Sage Ann and Ernest are my favorite sims and the first of my original core sims to age to elder. Sniff.
Continuity! Kitty Hawkins's 14th grandchild Crane is the spitting image of her, if you don't mind the Gavigan coloring!
This is what Olive Specter looks like when planning to steal a newspaper. (It's seen through the window of Father Laurence Stratford's drab little house, if you're wondering. That plant is the ACR adjuster!)
Herb Oldie on the phone with a lady friend. He really thinks he rocks that fedora!
Have Mansions & Gardens without Apartment Life and can't find the University espresso bar? You're not the only one! I claim whatever dubious bragging rights there are for proving this is yet another M&G-without-AL bug.
I lost two of my most beloved sims during my last game play of my Attention Family Legacy.
First was Ethan Leong, my town ladies' man. If anyone has followed Ethan's journey through life, they know that he was born as an oopsie baby to his parents Cyrus and Gina while they were still in college. He eventually went on to romance many of the ladies in Legacy Falls, including two of his second cousins and his uncle's wife Caryl. He had a total of 20+ lovers, 2 wives, 6 children, and 8 grandchildren.
He really didn't want to leave with Grimmy...
But once he knew the Hula Girls were coming along, he was more than willing to go!
Oh Ethan, you caused me more trouble than any sim I've ever had. But I love you, you crazy kid!
I was also sad to lose my all-time favorite sim, Mirabella (Okuma) Deppiesse. She lived a long life, full of love and family. She was born as the only daughter to her parents Trent and Ashton. Although she had her father's looks, she had her mom's love of art and the outdoors. After she attended college, she married Leo, and the two of them had three children, twins Parker and Joel and a daughter Kennedy. She was a Professional Dancer and also owned her own business called Natural Beauty, where she sold fresh produce and flower arrangements. Sadly, she didn't get to live long enough to watch her children get married or have children of their own, but she is still in their thoughts every day.
I sure will miss her!
"Somtimes the stars align." ~Dean Lowry, ABC's Pan Am. ♥ ⚓ ♥
Go for it, Achmed! Grab the gusto while you can and give her a high standard to hold future partners to!
Elderly hermit Skye Weiss just made a huge bonus and got promoted! He finds he wants to tell Dora Ottomas - who asked him out and taught him to kiss on her rotation - all about it. And he has money, so he can take her to dinner! What a great idea!
Somehow they get back on the woohoo topic. "I don't know. I mean, sure, I'm kind of curious. Beulah and Homer down the street sure like doing it. But - you have to, you know, meet people, and, and take them on dates and stuff."
"You mean like we're doing now? It's not that hard."
"Oh. Well. This is different. I mean. You asked me first."
"So you could bring yourself to kiss me again, since I kissed you first?"
"Um - I don't - I - um - yeah? If you - want me to?"
"Yes, Skye, I very much want you to kiss me again."
He doesn't quite dare to go for her mouth, but he's seen Beulah and Homer's daughter's boyfriend working on her, and she practically faints when he kisses her hand, so he tries that. Dora laughs, but not like she's making fun of him. "I didn't think gallant men like you still existed!"
Drama Acres's own rock goddess, Mary Munny, didn't feel like having a date, so she threw a party, inviting family and friends. Although her last album, 'Good-by all you Beautiful Boys," was conceived and produced as a cap to her career, that's just good business. She and her grandsons Mark and Frank are playing around and jamming with tracks that could go onto a theoretical next album; but she's already lived to see her son Ernest get gray hairs, which she never expected to do, and she's started treating every album, every performance, every party, as if it were her last.
But even a Mary Munny party can only last so long. After she waves the last of them good-by she hears music.
"Wait - I know you. I saw you before - That Night - You came for Lira and I couldn't keep her from you."
"Yes. I'm very sorry."
"So you should be!"
"I've taken good care of her since then. Your daughter's eager to see you."
"And - Frank?"
"Your husband's holding her hand and Being Very Patient. I am sick of Frank Being Very Patient at me, to be honest. I don't have any leeway, you know, ma'am. I don't decide who comes along. I just fetch them. Please accept this complimentary tiki drink, and, um, if you don't mind - I have some things I'd kind of like you to sign?"
"Anything you like - within reason. Remember once I go after you I'll be a married woman again."
"Oh, absolutely, I mean - CD disks and I have a few pictures - and if I could get my picture made with you - I can't tell you how much your music has meant to me."
"Really? Any one in particular?"
"You'll think it's silly - but - on the second album - that little a cappella number -"
"Dance Alone? Seriously?"
"It changed my death. Everybody told me I was imagining it, but I felt like - you forgave me. And if you could do that, after That Day - Well, that was the day I forgave myself. I suppose people project things into your songs all the time."
"I reckon they do, but you didn't, honey. You got it exactly right."
Linda Stone will be your hostess for this evening. She is delighted to seat you. Because she is stoned out of her gourd. (Linda is not one of the NPCs who come packaged with Widespot. She generated after I installed a custom downtown and put restaurants in it. And she always looks like this.)
Dora Ottomas. This iteration is not dying on her granddaughter's birthday, no way, no how!
Rich Mann does as he pleases. Are you going to tell a Criminal Mastermind he can't play piano in his drawers in his own house?
More Elders of Widespot, a great little town to grow old in!
Skye Weiss, a virgin with two kids and a grandchild, proves it's never too late for love when he gets engaged to Dora Ottomas.
Don't try to tell Daytona Beech that she's too old to rock!
Her son Hamilton seems a little bewildered to have attained the status of gray eminence.
And Hamilton's wife Sandy grows up at her son Wallys's toddler-child party, without being able to find that culinary job she wants; but with Wallys's grandfather Valentine Hart there setting the example, she doesn't intend to be slowed down. In fact, she thinks she's finally going to hit her stride and open a business!