A couple of these photos (the ones of Meadow and Heath) are "old"; that is, they were taken before I changed the default skin and eyes on my Sims. This has made such a difference with Meadow and Heath that I didn't use the new ones of them with this page. It seems to happen mostly to any Sim with a darker complexion. The new skin creates shadows that add to the 3D illusion, but on the "tan" Sims it makes the area around their eyes very dark, almost bruised-looking. It is weird on toddlers, too, which I'm not happy about at all. Still, I like the look of the new skin, I think it's an improvement overall. But the photos of the Ottomas family are a bit premature and that's another reason I used old pictures of Meadow and Heath. All the other photos are using the new skin and eyes. After the story catches up to the new look I'll swap the two old photos.
The afore-mentioned Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Corylus avellana Contorta):
When Larry Max and Jenny moved to Pleasantview their son, Mike, was about 14, Chelsea and Corky were in elementary school and Andy was a toddler.
Larry Max and Jenny.
Mike and Chelsea as adults:
Corky and Andy as adults:
By the time Chelsea was 13 or 14 Jenny was running around on Larry Max while he worked and went to culinary school. Mike went on to University and then Larry Max and Jenny divorced; it was a very nasty breakup. But first, the Lomax children's part of the tree:
Mike married his college sweetheart, Lucy Burb; so far they have no children (but that's going to change soon!)
Chelsea married Trey Lassiter. Chelsea owns and operates Flowers by Chelsea and Trey resigned as mayor and just bought the Galaxy Arcade. At the moment they have no children.
Corky married Elle Broke, adopted daughter of Bobbi Jo (Brandi) Broke. Elle owns and operates the Art Gallery in Bluewater Village, Corky is Dr. Courtney Lomax, a medical researcher. They are childless as of this writing.
Youngest son Andy married Holly Ferguson (Harvey Ferguson's twin sister). They have three children; Arliss and Alexa are toddlers and Bradley is just a baby so no pic of him yet. They claim they want six children, but I'm sure my nerves can't take it. They have a live-in nanny, Mrs. Georgia Buckley.
Arliss and Alexa:
Jenny married former playboy Lonnie Hammond. Lonnie owns and operates Le Magnifique! a fine dining restaurant in Bluewater Village.
They have two daughters together; Loni Faye and Liara Kaye. As for the tree, Loni Faye and Liara have four half-siblings on the Lomax side and one half-sibling on the Hammond side; none of whom do they know about.
Now the other branch is a little trickier. Unbeknownst to him, Lonnie has a son. Before he was married he dated Meadow Thayer (who was also single then) and she conceived a son, Heath. When Heath was an infant Meadow married Brian Ottomas and Brian adopted Heath and is raising Heath as his son. Lonnie doesn't know about Heath, Heath doesn't know about Lonnie. So far.
Their son, Heath Ottomas. (As you can see, Lonnie has some strong genes while Meadow only seems to pass on her dark complexion, even to her other children with Brian Ottomas).
So...Heath Ottomas has two half-siblings on the Lomax-Hammond side and five half-siblings on the Ottomas side. Again, he doesn't know about his two half-siblings on the one side and he does not know that the siblings he lives with are actually half-siblings.
Next Update in three days.