(Andersen Household Profile)
Benjamin Andersen (43 years), Grace (40 years), Ainsley (14 years), Isla (13 years), Tillie (10 years), Hatty (8 years)
narrated by: Ainsley
I thought it was time I got a job now that I’m fourteen, fifteen in four months. The only places in Millwood that hire fourteen year olds though is the pizza joint. I asked Dad to take me, and then he stood awkwardly at the entrance, acting like he was lost.
Thankfully Clayton ignored him, and he offered me a job! I can’t wait to have some of my own money to spend on craft supplies and seeing a movie with Elodie.
Once I started though, my confidence sunk. I couldn’t figure out the cash register, which was embarrassing on its own, but Ezra Gavigan saw me make a fool of myself, and he’s pretty cute!
(Grimsley Household Profile)
Charlie Grimsley (44 years),Cara (40 years),Lulu (19 years),Jake (16 years)
Charlie and Cara had decided it was time to move. Jake had insisted they needed a house with a garage, even though he’d quit the band, they still needed a place to practice.
(Browning Household Profile)
Luca (34 years), Nadia (33 years), Kai (13 years), Mavis (6 years), Thea (2 years), Clio (2 years)
The last few years had brought a great deal of chaos to the Browning household. Nadia’s bookstore would celebrate its fourth anniversary in May, and it finally seemed to be making a steady income. They weren’t going to retire like a Rockfeller this lifetime, but it was enough.
Kai had started working part-time, mostly the weekends. His Mom didn’t mind if his friends stopped by as long as they weren’t rowdy. Books were a shared passion for Kai and his Mom, and he didn’t mind helping out; it didn’t hurt that it gave him an income to spend on more books.
Principal: Bekah Grimsley, Teachers: Brooklyn McCarthy and Rosabella Steinman
The teachers meet in the faculty room as the school buses pull up outside. Bekah obliged Brooklyn’s request to coach the soccer team, despite her baby being due in the middle of the season.
Neither Bekah nor Rosabella wanted the extra task, and Brooklyn could use the money. Everyone knew that Oliver was studying for his Masters, Bekah especially since he was hoping to replace her best friend, Lucy when she retired.
(Holmes Household Profile)
Chris Holmes (41 years), Emma (38 years), Chaz (14 years), Evan (6 years), Dax (6 years)
narrated by: Chaz
Dad’s been working over-time lately, he’s been trying to save for a vacation to the Cascade Mountains. It seems like everyone I know goes up there for a quick weekend, some of my classmates even own property there, but we have never been. Dad loves to camp, though Mom is not a fan at all. I almost think that she’s not saving that hard because she doesn’t want to stay in a tent.
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(Andersen Household Profile)
Benjamin Andersen (41 years), Grace (38 years), Ainsley (12 years), Isla (11 years), Tillie (8 years), Hatty (7 years)
It seems that their eldest daughters grew up and became independent in a blink. They aren’t begging to visit their Dad at the station, or play at the park with their Aunt Lily-Mae. Grace misses them as she packs up her two youngest and head to South Port.
*huge birthday post! you’ve been warned!*
Isla Andersen celebrates her birthday this summer. She isn’t a fan of subdue things like her big sister Ainsley, and education is not high on her list of important things, but she’s looking forward to more freedom as a teen now. She intends to spend her time lazing around and goofing off, just not at home.