The Day House
With the older kids gone, Dalila showered her attention on Paul. She bought him an early birthday present - the big dog he had seen a few days before at the pet store an fell in love with, Tarr.
Paul had been doing very well in school - he had gotten straight A's and was even on the Honor Roll! A few days passed and it was time for his birthday..Dalila had taken charge of the guest list herself. All of their friends and family arrived to help celebrate. He spent some time talking to his father as Aaron relived his teenage years in detailed stories.
Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. Dalila quickly counted heads, everyone she had invited had shown up. She didn't know who was at the door. Paul jumped for the door and beat her there.
This stranger said his name was Perry and he had been a friend of his mother's about 14 years ago. He was a bit surprised too, because he thought all of Dalila's children were now in college. Paul told him that, no, in fact he was the baby of the bunch and tonight was his birthday. They sat down on the couch for awhile and got to know each other while watching ESPN.
Dalila stormed into the room and immediately ordered Perry to follow her to the den. A heated argument ensued...a few of the party stragglers got to ear an earful, enough to keep the local gossip chains happy. Dalila asked Perry why did he show up here tonight after all this time had passed, why tonight?? Perry had some questions of his own, like why he wasn't told he had a son? She told him he had no son here. Perry wasn't buying it and left saying he would be contacting a lawyer.
Poor Aaron has began to get a little confused in old age. He just sat on the couch, not really sure of what was going on.
After all the guests were gone and Aaron had gone to bed, Dalila tried to talk to Paul. It was evident he had been upset by Perry's arrival at the party. Paul, however, told his mom he knew the truth and he didn't know if he could forgive her. She tried to reassure him by telling him he was just imagining these things. Paul went on to tell her something shocking - he told her the moment he looked at Perry he thought he had looked in the mirror. He knew that was his father. He didn't want to talk to or look at his mother anymore. He just wanted to be alone!
Later that week, the Supermodel Bandit(as she has been called in Legacy Land) struck again!! She managed to get into the house, the dogs didn't stop her, when the alarm went off!
Finally the JHPD arrives!! It seems Barnie Fife was held up a bit because he couldn't figure out how to master the front door! This allowed her time to run.
Officer Barnie finally caught up with her, a fight ensued. She was later cuffed and taken downtown where she will be facing breaking and entering charges.
Paul decided to leave for college soon that next week. He left when his mom was at work so he didn't have to talk to her. With all the kids gone now, the house is pretty quiet. Dalila spends a lot of the day just looking out her window....thinking, dreaming of what life may have been like if she had made different choices.
The McGee House
When we last left Eden and Abel, they were still recovering from the shock of Anderson leaving High School to get married to Jessica Coleman and live on their own. Well..it seems Eden is still brewing over that whole ordeal!
Abel thought pet therapy might help things out at home. He bought Eden a bird that she named Rainbow. She quickly taught him to talk and walked around everywhere with that bird around. However, she did have a problem remembering to close the door to the gate. Rainbow spent a lot of time at night getting to "stretch his wings!"
One night, Eden's cousin Brandon came by, she thought this was a little odd. He politely asked if he could talk with Abel outside, something Eden thought was stranger. She went on to bed, Abel soon came upstairs. He said his conversation was about things going on with Brandon and Marlene, but he did not go into detail.
That night, they were both awakened suddenly by the sound of the front door alarm! Abel jumped up and called the police immediately.
Again, Officer Barnie Fife was on duty! This time he attacked the robber at the front door (he must have been practicing). He put up a fight, but was brought down without incident and was cuffed and taken to jail - alongside his partner in crime, the Supermodel Bandit. Thankfully nothing irreplaceable was taken.
Eden had spent time planning a Golden Anniversary party, and that weekend it finally took place with all of their extended family in attendance! The party started off with a toast by the happy couple.
Anderson provided the entertainment with his Grandpa Dale and Grandmother Marjorie (in the mascot uniform) in the background.
The men spent time talking about sports...surprise!
Eden and Dalila reminisced on growing up. They laughed until they were in tears at some of their childhood antics.
Jessica was the only one who spent her time at the party by herself. She sat on the couch for the most part, she still didn't feel accepted by Anderson's family.
The Miller House
The puppies, Cole and Chok, grew into adults and looked just like their pround papa. Marlene worked with training Cole a lot, she gave Chok away to a friend from work who wanted a dog of her own.
Marlene continued to work in show business, but she noticed she was beginning to get frequent headaches. She thought this was a little odd, as she never had them before. Brandon saw his wife's pain from the headaches and urged her to go to the doctor, each time she refused.
Brandon came home one day with a new puppy, hoping that may help things. Hoping it would keep Marlene's mind occupied. The new puppy was Sheba. Cole and Sheba took a liking to one another and soon there were puppies...Cotton and Cloudie!
Marlene's headaches worsened. Brandon noticed she was napping frequently during the day.
After confiding in Abel what he was watching his wife go through, Brandon confronted Marlene with his concerns. He begged and pleaded with her to go see her doctor. He even threatened to put her in the car and take her himself. Keeping true to her stubbornness, she flatly refused - saying she was just too stressed from work. Brandon loved her so much and was so worried...this was killing him from the inside.
After Brandon left her on the porch, she stood for a little while and thought about his words, about his concern. Then, the headaches came again - this time accompanied by some dizzyness. She didn't want to alarm Brandon anymore. She figured it would pass if she just laid down and got some sleep.
The Legacy House
Dale and Marjorie have led pretty hum-drum lives without anyone else in the house to keep them company. Marjorie spends a lot of time with her cats. They recently had their first litter of kittens. Dale was so excited, he took one of the kittens to work to show his friends at the office!
Of course, having the kids out of the house is beneficial for some purposes...
Marjorie is busy getting the house and the grounds prepared for Ferrell's return home and the upcoming wedding of Ferrell and Alisha.
Everyone recently gathered at the ground of the Whitmore Estate for an extended family reunion. Everyone laughed, ate, drank, and enjoyed family company.