Brokaw Family Legacy
1: The Founder
The founding father, Tom Brokaw.
No relation to any other Tom Brokaw you might think you know. Red hair,
grey eyes, and Fortune
Fortune aspiration, military career
"I can't wait to get this family started!"
Life is tough when your kitchen is outside...
...and when your bathroom floor is made of grass. Don't worry, the
graphics, and the photography, will get better later on!
It was all Tom could do to keep himself fed but he was highly motivated
to find a wife and get this Legacy ball rolling. He shelled out 40
simoleons for a pizza and got a little something extra: Lauren the Hot
Pizza Girl (and the "hot"
refers to Lauren, not the pizza!). Lauren became Mrs. Brokaw, and
little Peter and Paula arrived soon after.
Lauren thinks Tom needs to follow through on that whole Fortune
aspiration thing, like NOW.
Lauren Reeves Brokaw:
Family aspiration, law enforcement career
Peter as a toddler - he has his mom's coloring but his dad's features.
Lauren and Tom with child Peter and toddler Paula, who will grow up to
look just like her mom. (Seriously, I get better at photography later
on. This picture makes me cringe.)
2: Peter and Paula
Fortune aspiration, business career
When Peter reached his teen years, he rolled Fortune like his father. I
assumed that with that personality score he'd naturally become the
heir, but I was so attached to his sister Paula
that I decided to let them both have families and see what happened.
Elder Tom with Lauren and a teenaged Paula and more omelettes than you
can shake a stick at.
Popularity aspiration, politics career
(a recloned Paula from the future, so we can see what she actually
looked like! She's not much of a cook.)
A rare Paula-smile
Paula grew up into a beautiful woman, with sad, dark eyes and a very
artistic disposition. She went into politics, Peter
into business, and both progressed by leaps and bounds.
Peter had a tough childhood. His astronaut father Tom
during his teen-to-adult birthday party, which put a bit of a damper on
things. He also screwed up at work and lost his job that same
day. When he made the transition to adult, he got the blue
bunny suit as all of his outfits.
Lauren, distraught over not being able to have any more children in her
elder years, went looking for some affection and found it in the shape
of Vince Walter, the headmaster at the private school where Peter and
Paula went. Vince married Lauren and kept her company until the
end of her days, then helped raise the grandchildren that poor Lauren
never got to meet
:( Vince was a successful slacker and moved
into a strange little shack behind the Pleasantview water tower after
the Legacy house became too crowded for his
taste. (And looking back on this when I'm on Generation 6 and
struggling with 8 people in the house, I can hardly imagine someone
being bored and lonely in a Legacy house!)
Paula hooked up with townie Benjamin Long, thinking he'd have
interesting genes to add to the mix. It was a decision I would
regret many times in future generations. Christopher, the future
heir, was the first but not the last to sport The Illustrious Long
The wedding was
held shortly after Lauren went with the Reaper, and Paula couldn't stop
thinking about her mom. Another picture that makes me cringe.
Benjamin was a Slacker when he moved in, but since Vince
already was in that field I tried Benjamin as a cop. That didn't
work out well at all; the slacker-ness was in his blood and he kept
forgetting to go to work. I
then moved him to the medical track, where he seemed to fare better.
Benjamin Long Brokaw:
Knowledge aspiration, medical career
3: Christopher, Brady, Abigail,
Benjamin isn't the most involved father but here he spends some
quality time with Christopher (only because I made him do it!).
Christopher has his dad's blue eyes and pointy nose and his mom's black
New house! Woo!
Knowledge aspiration, military career
Benjamin and Paula weren't done yet with the baby-making and they soon
Abigail, the image of her mom with black hair and brown eyes.
Abigail grew up to be relatively unmotivated by most things, and
getting her to boost her skills was always a chore. Clearly Christopher
was the heir in this generation!
Abigail looks serene after telling Christopher a very inappropriate
joke involving a lectern and
a peace sign. Christopher contorts his arms with glee.
Did somebody get a new graphics card?!
Paula has just encouraged Abigail to be more active. Look who's
Meanwhile, Peter worked on his business career, and became close
General Jan Tellerman, an army buddy of his father's. They were
and soon afterwards brown-haired, brown-eyed Brady was born (get it?
Peter...Jan... Brady?). They were later married in a quiet
private ceremony, no fuss, no endless champagne toasts.
Jan Tellerman Brokaw:
Family aspiration, military career
Jan holds Brady, and Paula looks taken aback.
Peter is such a happy father! He is a good-natured
soul who takes care of all of
the babies in the house, while Benjamin plays darts.
"Observe the similarity between my nose and this dart."
With four adults and three small children, the
Legacy house became a beehive of activity that made my computer (and my
hungry, tired Sims) very unhappy. I liked the thought of raising
two Legacy lines in the same house, but I hadn't considered the
exponential growth tendencies of the families. So, Peter, Jan and
Brady moved to a house across the
Fortune aspiration, culinary career
Total: 31 (same stats as Christopher, although different parents
Peter finally achieved the level of Business Tycoon, and when he wasn't
shuttling around in his low-emission hybrid Simcopter, he was
...and knocking up his wife. Meet their second child, Alice (to keep
the Brady theme going, and I promise that's the last one!). Alice had
her dad's black hair and brown eyes.
Brady and cousin Abigail play chess and discuss the latest
The main Legacy house had quite an upheaval during this time. Soon
after Abigail became a toddler, the house got buggy and I had to
bulldoze it and build it for the third
time, this time on a smaller lot. Of course, I lost my career reward
well as Tom and Lauren's graves. Nobody seemed to
miss having a cemetery
in the yard, and I was sure a new one would be built all too soon.
And, speaking of....
Paula, the Mayor of Sim City, and Benjamin, a medical intern with
tardiness issues, enjoying their golden years. The game chose that
outfit randomly - it's not my fault! Unbeknownst to me, the picture was
taken just minutes
before the Reaper would come for Paula...
Christopher, the heir of this generation, seems to take after his uncle
Peter except for the Long family nose.
Having become an adult, Christopher wasted no time in wooing and
winning Kaylynn the maid, and took a job in the Military career just
like Grandpa Tom. Kaylynn moved in, entered the police academy, and
managed to get herself knocked
up with Generation 4 before the day was out. She came into the
relationship with a fair amount of baggage - in love with Don Lothario
AND Daniel Pleasant. Daniel came over for a visit one day.
Christopher wasn't too happy about the kissy-kissy and Daniel and
Kaylynn were an item no more. Both remained friends of the
family, though; they'll crop up again later.
Kaylynn Langerak Brokaw
Family aspiration, law enforcement career
Abigail, Christopher, and Kaylynn share a friendly moment
Christopher proves that not all husbands are handy around the house
Meanwhile, back in the Peter Brokaw house, Peter progressed to the
Great Beyond. After a mourning period of at least 10 minutes, Jan
revealed that she had the hots for her nephew-by-marriage Christopher
(ew!) so I
just let it happen. She and Christopher woo-hooed every chance they
got, and poor Kaylynn was none the wiser.
General Jan and daughter Alice discuss girly stuff. In the background,
Brady asks Nicole Thompson to go steady. She agrees only because she
likes his sexy sandals.
Alice grows from a chipmunk-cheeked child to a very pretty teen who is
happy she did not inherit Jan's nose.
Brady did not fare so well in the looks department. Luckily, he's a
fortune Sim and a pretty nice guy, and Nina Caliente is all over him
like salt on pretzels.
Jan progressed to Elder and promptly retired at the top of the military
track in order to spend more time with her kids. Of course, she got
bored and came out of retirement to be a
Slacker, and she quickly reached the top of that track as well.
at this point the Tellerman-Brokaws were no longer in the Legacy, there
whom they can marry, and so Brady became the happiest man in
Pleasantview by asking Nina Caliente to marry him. I decided to pull
out all the stops and have a real wedding for a change!
"Whoo-ee, my wife is H-O-T!"
The first of many...many...many toasts. The guest list (l to r): Becky
Brokaw, Christy Stratton, Christopher Brokaw, Kaylynn Brokaw, Nicole
Thompson (Brady's ex), Alice Brokaw, Alice's girlfriend Sophie Miguel,
Abigail Brokaw, and Jan Tellerman (not pictured). Becky and Alice wore
the same dress... how embarrassing! Nina at the moment is in the
kitchen making a TV dinner. Um, Nina? We spent a lot of money on this
On her wedding night, Nina gazes at the stars, thinks about her future,
and sees some seriously
bizarre constellations. What exactly was in that champagne, Nina?
Nina Caliente Tellerman:
Romance aspiration, science career
Alice, the youngest of Generation 3, finally grew into an adult. One
fateful evening, Stephan Gothier delivered groceries to the house, and
before they knew it, they were head over heels for each other. The
pregnancy, the engagement, the birth, and the wedding came in quick
but unfortunately Jan only lived to see the engagement before the
Reaper came to rejoin her with Peter.
Pinball in an evening gown: it's never a bad time to look good!
Alice explains to Stephan how this relationship is
going to work. Stephan isn't complaining.
Finally it was time for Stephan to make an honest
woman of Alice. They were married out by the Christmas tree in a quiet
Alice crams a handful of cake into a startled Stephan's mouth.