Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SPECIAL UPDATE! Who Is Who in the Lassiter Family

Some of the families in Pleasantview that have been in the blog since the beginning are now so large that I feel a recap of the relationships would be helpful to the reader. As I do updates on the other families in the next couple months I will finish each family section with a refresher chapter on that particular family. This does not mean their story is done, just that the latest update section is closed.

At this time I'll concentrate on the John Lassiter family. Eventually I will  make a permanent (static) "page" for each family.

When John and Melora Lassiter moved to Pleasantview from North Carolina John had already inherited a large portion of his money through his deceased mother's family. He co-owned a large contracting company with his father in Charlotte and had various other financial pursuits. They were not newlyweds, but had only been married two years.(They're story starts HERE).

John and Melora when they first came to Pleasantview:

They didn't have children until after they moved to Pleasantview. Oldest daughter, Grace Elaine and then eighteen months later, their son, David Glenn:

When Grace and David were in their teens, Melora gave birth to twins, John David Lassiter III (or Trey) and Melora Leigh Lassiter II (Lori).Trey and Lori as adults:

Melora went on to have a culinary career by the time Lori and Trey were 5 years old, eventually landing her own show on the Food Network and publishing a number of cookbooks. She gave up the show to spend more time with her children when the twins were around 9. John had meanwhile become a famous author with many suspense and mystery novels to his credit as well as a cookbook on grilling and one children's book he wrote when Grace and David were small.

By the time Grace and David moved out and the twins became teenagers, John and Melora looked like this:

Grace grew up and eventually married Devon Brecht the youngest son of one of their best friends, Royal and Brenda Brecht. Grace is the head of the General Hospital along with Jody Broke. Devon is a best-selling author. They have no children at this writing.

Their playboy son, David, has never married but recently became engaged to  Barbara Bel Geddes; "the most beautiful girl in Pleasantview". She owns the beauty salon "Bei Capella" in Bluewater Village. David is a retired cop and is looking around for something else to do with his time.

Trey married his high school sweetheart, Chelsea Lomax. Chelsea owns "Chelsea's Flowers", a top-notch florist shop in Bluewater Village and Trey just bought the "Galaxy Arcade". They do not currently have offspring. Chelsea is the daughter of Larry Max and Jenny Lomax and hardly speaks to her mother since she ditched Larry Max for Lonnie Hammond when Chelsea was in high school. She has never met her two half-sisters, Loni Faye and Liara Hammond. At least not so far.

Lori, the youngest, married her high school sweetheart, too. Harvey and Lori knew each other since childhood but it was in high school that they hit it off. They have two children, Graylan and ValRae, who are toddlers.

John and Melora are seniors now and finally are grandparents thanks to Lori and Harvey.

If you'd like to read about the Lassiter family from the "beginning" go HERE


Vee L. said...

Ugh! John Lassiter is going to have a child who is younger than his grand-children. These posts about each family are great... they really help in keeping up with who's who. Thanks for taking the time to write all this. It's good, too, to see the photos of each family member as it helps (me) to remember them. :)

Lorelei said...

Ha! I didn't even think of that! lol duhhhhh. I'm glad you like the family pages. I was hoping they'd work for people. :D

Sovereign Dark said...

Wow..Could John III and Trey look more like their father? That's not a bad thing, either. Good looking family, the Lassiters. :)

Lorelei said...

Hee hee Actually David and Trey (and Grace a little bit) had major, major genetic issues which I explored a little in an early chapter. It got worse as they got older so finally when Lori got her Dr. Vu plastic surgery machine, I had her help them out. Did not go good, even though they are permanently platinum it treated them like they were down around gold. They were monsters and I had to try again and when I did it made me start from scratch. I tried to make them a little different from each other, but evidently I was no successful lol John was always a basic handsome Sim that I tweaked a little so it wasn't too hard to make them resemble them, luckily. I've read since then that permanent platinum can act like that so now I always rev up their wants first as though they were not platinum. Also I've read that even though they are handsome now when they have kids they will pass on the traits they were born with. So that's why I've been dragging my feet at having Grace, David or Trey reproduce.I was even afraid with Lori but decided to go for it. I'll not rest easy until the twins are older.

Brianne said...

I'm loving the who's who posts! David and Barbara will certainly have some pretty babies.

Lorelei said...

I hope so, but with TS2, one never knows...did you get a chance to vote yet?

Brianne said...

I did! My votes were not all cohesive/leading up to one event that would make sense, but more like - looking at it from Melora's perspective, what option sounds right? And so on... I'm buried in homework and wedding plans but I still make sure to scan for updates on the love triangle regularly!

Lorelei said...

thanks so much for reading and for voting, Brianne,especially when you are so busy right now :D