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Surga di Bibirnya

Surga di Bibirnya

Heaven on Her Lips adalah koktail tak tertahankan yang dibuat oleh Manajer Bar Ryan McGrale di Tavern Road, restoran dan bar modern berenergi tinggi di Fort Point di Boston, Mass 9 Park, terinspirasi oleh sejarah lingkungan sebagai komunitas seniman. Sejauh ini, ini adalah salah satu koktail gin musim panas terbaik.

Bahan-bahan

  • 2 Ons Citadelle gin
  • 3/4 Ons air jeruk nipis
  • 3/4 pon sirup sederhana
  • 1 stroberi
  • 5 lembar daun kemangi

Porsi1

Kalori Per Porsi1074

Setara dengan folat (total)7µg2%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.5%


Kebenaran Tentang Suami Rachael Ray Akhirnya Terungkap

Anda tidak dapat menemukan koki TV yang jauh lebih menyenangkan daripada Rachael Ray. Dia cerdas, dia tersenyum, dia baik kepada penggemarnya (dan anjing!) Dan dia memiliki selera humor yang mencela diri sendiri dan getaran "semua wanita" yang membuatnya benar-benar menyenangkan. Dia adalah salah satu kepribadian yang paling disukai di televisi hari ini, dan dia menjadi lebih disukai ketika dia menjadi setengah dari salah satu pasangan paling lucu yang pernah ada.

Ray telah menikah dengan John Cusimano selama 14 tahun — seumur hidup bagi mereka yang menjadi pusat perhatian. Dia mengunjungi acara bincang-bincangnya beberapa kali dan memenangkan hati semua penggemarnya, tetapi dia masih menjadi misteri. Siapa suami Rachael Ray, John Cusimano, dan apa yang membuat mereka cocok? Kami menyelidiki sejarahnya untuk mencari tahu semua tentang apa yang membuatnya tergerak - dan rahasia apa yang mungkin harus dia sembunyikan.


Gina Torres menganggap dirinya terlambat berkembang, dan dia sangat setuju dengan itu. Aktris "Suits", yang sekarang membintangi spin-off yang disebut "Pearson," mengobrol dengan TODAY Style tentang mengubah "50 baik, 50 luar biasa" dan mengapa dia menyukai bibir besarnya setelah diejek untuk mereka sebagai seorang anak.

Butuh beberapa saat bagi saya untuk menyukai bibir saya karena tumbuh dengan perangkat pendingin sup ini, begitu kami menyebutnya, saya mendapat banyak, banyak kekurangan. Anak-anak itu tanpa ampun. Mereka menggodaku terus-menerus. Saya harus tumbuh di bibir saya. Mereka mengambil sekitar 50% dari wajah saya ketika saya masih sangat muda, jadi saya sangat sadar diri tentang mereka.

Tapi kemudian seiring bertambahnya usia, saya tidak bisa membayangkan wajah saya tanpa mereka. Itu adalah cerminan dari bibir ayahku. Mereka sebenarnya kombinasi sempurna dari bibir orang tuaku. Saya memiliki busur tua ibu saya di atas dan kepenuhan ayah saya. Saya memikirkan mereka setiap kali saya melihat ke cermin.

Dan, sejujurnya, saya mendapatkan tawa terakhir karena di suatu tempat di sekolah menengah "Paris cemberut" menjadi mode. Dan kita semua tahu bahwa "Paris cemberut" hanyalah eufemisme untuk Afro American yang cantik, bibir Afro Latino yang penuh dan penuh kehidupan dan membingkai wajah dengan cara yang indah dan indah. Dan bibirku menjadi kecemburuan sekolah dan kecemburuan kota. Dan sekarang mereka hanya bagian dari siapa saya.

Putri saya memiliki versi bibir saya. Dia juga kombinasi yang indah dan sempurna dari ayah dan ibunya. Hal terpenting yang dapat saya ajarkan kepada putri saya tentang kepercayaan diri dan kecantikan adalah bahwa hal itu dimulai dari dalam. Berawal dari mencintai diri sendiri. Dimulai dari penerimaan diri. Dan ketika Anda mencapai titik itu, itu tak terbendung. Karena dunia melihat apa yang Anda lihat ketika Anda menerimanya dalam diri Anda.

Menjadi warga New York telah menanamkan dalam diri saya semacam kegigihan yang menurut saya tidak akan saya miliki jika saya dilahirkan di tempat lain. Ada kecepatan yang Anda gunakan untuk merespons. Ada semacam energi kinetik yang merupakan bagian tak terpisahkan dari kota tempat Anda tumbuh dewasa ini.

Nasihat terbaik yang pernah saya dapatkan adalah ketika saya bekerja di sebuah toko roti di Upper West Side di sekolah menengah, dan itu adalah tahun terakhir saya, dan saya hanya ingin keluar dari sana dan saya hanya ingin melakukannya. Dan aktor lain ini — aktor yang bekerja, yang biasa — masuk dan saya mengenalinya karena saya agak naksir dia.

Dan kemudian dia berkata, "Kamu tahu, kamu akan mencapai titik manismu nanti. Ada kedewasaan untukmu yang tidak akan masuk akal selama beberapa tahun, jadi bertahanlah di sana." Saya disini. Dia benar. Tidak menyangka akan memakan waktu selama ini, tapi dia benar.

Saya akan memberitahu diri saya yang lebih muda untuk berpegangan erat-erat. Ini akan menjadi lebih baik, dan dunia akan mengejar Anda.

Saya adalah orang yang terlambat berkembang. Saya benar-benar akan menganggap diri saya seorang yang terlambat berkembang. Dan itu semua tentang penerimaan. Itu semua tentang memahami sedikit lebih banyak tentang bagaimana dunia bekerja dan peran Anda di dalamnya dan merangkulnya.

Saya baru berusia 50 tahun dan, seperti yang dikatakan pacar saya, saya "50 baik-baik saja." Jadi, ya, saya suka 50 itu bagus, 50 luar biasa. Ini benar-benar ulang tahun terbaik yang pernah kualami. Saya begitu dalam tubuh saya, sangat baik dan, terima kasih Tuhan, sehat dan bersemangat tentang apa yang selanjutnya. Lebih dari sebelumnya, saya merasa siap untuk menghadapi apa pun selanjutnya.

Saya menantikan lebih, hanya lebih. Bukan karena saya membutuhkannya, tetapi karena selalu ada lebih banyak, kan?

Seperti yang diceritakan kepada Emily Sher HARI INI. Cerita ini telah diedit dan diringkas untuk kejelasan.


Acak Persona Waktu [ sunting | edit sumber]

Tingkat persona Arcana Tingkat persona Arcana Tingkat persona Arcana
46 Decarabia Menipu 46 Mot Kematian 47 Rangda Pesulap
47 Seiryuu Kesederhanaan 47 Narasimha matahari 48 Kikuri-Hime Pendeta wanita
48 Kurama Tengu Pertapa 48 Girimehkala Bulan 49 Takhta keadilan
50 Kali Kekuatan 50 Ganesha Bintang 51 pabilsag Kaisar
52 Skadi Permaisuri 52 Cerberus Hierophant 53 Lilit Iblis
54 Kin-ki Kereta 54 Suzaku Kesederhanaan 55 Niddhoggr Pertapa
56 Shiki-Ouji Menipu 56 Taowu Pria yang Digantung 57 Garuda Bintang
57 Sui-Ki Bulan 58 Uriel keadilan 58 Penunggang Putih Kematian
59 Hariti Pendeta wanita 60 Ibu Pelacur Permaisuri 60 Daisoujou Hierophant
61 Belphegor Iblis 61 jatayu matahari

Lirik "Pernah Menjadi"

Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, selalu ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku

Anda Ayah anak yatim
Kebaikanmu membuat kami utuh
Dan Anda memikul kelemahan kami
Dan kekuatan-Mu menjadi milik kami
Sekarang kau membuatku menyukaimu
Pakaikan aku pakaian putih
Membawa keindahan dari abu
Karena Anda akan memiliki pengantin Anda

Bebas dari semua rasa bersalahnya dan singkirkan semua rasa malunya
Dan dikenal dengan nama aslinya dan itu sebabnya saya bernyanyi

Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, selalu ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, selalu ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku

Anda akan dipuji Anda akan dipuji
Dengan malaikat dan orang suci kami bernyanyi layak adalah Anda Tuhan
Anda akan dipuji Anda akan dipuji
Dengan malaikat dan orang suci kami bernyanyi layak adalah Anda Tuhan

Anda akan dipuji Anda akan dipuji
Dengan malaikat dan orang suci kami bernyanyi layak adalah Anda Tuhan
Anda akan dipuji Anda akan dipuji
Dengan malaikat dan orang suci kami bernyanyi layak adalah Anda Tuhan

Dan itu sebabnya saya bernyanyi
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, selalu ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, selalu ada di bibirku
Pujianmu akan selalu ada di bibirku, pernah ada di bibirku


Ciuman di bibir resep

Kami sangat bersemangat. kami telah mencari resep ini sejak kami kembali dari Karnaval Cruise pada bulan Maret. Kami tidak menemukan minuman sampai akhir pelayaran. dan dipesan ulang hanya untuk Kiss on the Lips!!

Sangat senang kami bukan satu-satunya yang menikmati minuman ini!

diposting oleh Mere @ 08:30, 8/12/06

diposting oleh cruisingal @ 16:52, 9/10/06

diposting oleh Sonia Smith @ 18:19, 16/9/06

diposting oleh jessica h @ 08:06, 20/9/06

diposting oleh Marie @ 13:24, 21/9/06

diposting oleh Shari @ 08:19, 10/02/06

diposting oleh jessika @ 19:37, 13/10/06

diposting oleh Trina @ 10:56, 16/10/06

diposting oleh patty @ 12:36, 17/10/06

diposting oleh JOY @ 13:33, 18/10/06

diposting oleh Kim @ 15:17, 25/10/06

diposting oleh Phil & Deb @ 11:41, 27/10/06

diposting oleh KH @ 08:56, 27/10/06

diposting oleh Erin @ 08:55, 11/02/06

diposting oleh Angela @ 14:25, 11/06/06

diposting oleh The Great Bandini @ 04:00PM, 11/12/06

Baru saja kembali dari Cozumel di atas Holiday. Istri saya adalah anggota staf pelayanan penuh waktu di sebuah gereja Baptis Selatan. Dia menjadi gila karena ini!

Kami KEDUA harus melewati 6-8 ini per hari setelah kami menemukannya pada hari ketiga pelayaran.

diposting oleh Moi! :) @ 18:58, 11/12/06

diposting oleh S.E. Ruggs @ 11:21PM, 20/11/06

diposting oleh Sandra @ 08:57, 21/11/06

diposting oleh renee @ 05:06, 11/25/06

diposting oleh Mindy D @ 22:35, 27/11/06

diposting oleh Sabrina @ 22:06, 12/03/06

diposting oleh bbishop @ 15:30, 12/09/06

diposting oleh Lisa Boone @ 11:44, 12/10/06

diposting oleh dani @ 22:17, 14/12/06

diposting oleh Kayla @ 18:47, 21/12/06

diposting oleh les @ 03:39AM, 1/10/07

diposting oleh eb @ 10:55, 1/2/07

diposting oleh Nickie @ 20:15, 1/30/07

diposting oleh JR @ 13:00, 27/2/07

diposting oleh lisa @ 10:51AM, 28/2/07

diposting oleh les @ 12:41AM, 3/08/07

diposting oleh Beth @ 11:50, 14/3/07

diposting oleh 2B @ 15:02, 19/03/07

diposting oleh jim @ 08:38PM, 23/3/07

diposting oleh Vashti @ 05:43PM, 25/3/07

diposting oleh Missy @ 12:54, 4/02/07

diposting oleh Kim dari AR @ 09:36, 4/10/07

diposting oleh Barbara M. -Boston, KY @ 15:58, 23/04/07

diposting oleh SR @ 12:59, 24/4/07

diposting oleh C.Shaw @ 08:09PM, 03/05/07

diposting oleh C.Shaw @ 08:18, 5/03/07

diposting oleh Shane @ 19:55, 27/5/07

diposting oleh Karina @ 19:38, 31/5/07

diposting oleh Chelsea @ 11:07, 03/06/07

diposting oleh pugcwazy @ 09:07, 09/06/07

diposting oleh Miss Maryland @ 22:39, 7/02/07

diposting oleh Betty P. @ 07:21, 7/04/07

diposting oleh Kim D. @ 10:59, 7/10/07

diposting oleh Sara @ 15:25, 8/12/07

diposting oleh Penny @ 09:06, 15/8/07

diposting oleh Carolyn @ 11:57, 23/8/07

diposting oleh Joel @ 15:36, 9/04/07

diposting oleh Stephane R. @ 19:36, 9/10/07

diposting oleh Rain @ 16:19, 10/05/07

diposting oleh Rain @ 18:26, 10/07/07

diposting oleh Wanda @ 09:07, 19/10/07

diposting oleh Heather @ 13:47, 22/10/07

diposting oleh Laverne @ 19:19, 26/10/07

diposting oleh Jen @ 12:19, 11/02/07

diposting oleh Rebekah @ 12:09, 2/04/08

Untuk informasi tentang cara membuat resep minuman campuran, informasi bartending, dan ukuran minuman beralkohol, kunjungi Panduan Bartender kami.


‘Upon Her Lips: Pure Feels’ ulasan

NQV Media mengalihkan perhatian mereka ke pengalaman lesbian.

Hingga saat ini keluaran NQV Media sebagian besar berfokus pada pengalaman laki-laki gay melalui koleksi celana pendek seperti 'The Boys' dan 'The Male Gaze'. Untuk seri baru mereka 'Upon Her Lips', mereka mengubah segalanya dan fokus pada pengalaman lesbian. Angsuran pertama adalah 'Upon Her Lips: Pure Feels', yang menyatukan lima celana pendek dari Israel, Jerman, Swedia, Prancis, dan Brasil untuk memberikan gambaran sekilas tentang bagaimana rasanya menjadi lesbian di zaman modern.

'Upon Her Lips: Pure Feels' dibuka dengan 'Fake It' dari pembuat film Israel Tzurit Hartzion, yang menceritakan kisah seorang wanita yang memutuskan untuk membuat proyek fotografi tentang hubungan masa lalunya. Dengan enggan menarik mantan pacarnya ke tengah-tengahnya, proyek itu menyalakan kembali gairah yang membara di antara kedua wanita itu, tetapi itu juga mengingatkan mereka mengapa mereka memutuskan bahwa mereka tidak bisa lagi bersama. Desi pendek dengan kecepatan semilir dan ini adalah awal yang menarik.

Kredit: NQV Media

Nadanya berubah secara signifikan untuk kisah dewasa pembuat film Jerman Esther Bialas 'Tumbling Birds. Berfokus pada gadis muda Svenja, Bialas melihat pada apa tekanan teman sebaya dan intimidasi dapat mendorong seorang anak untuk melakukan. Svenja diganggu oleh anak-anak populer yang memanggilnya 'lesbo' dan dia menemukan teman yang tidak mungkin di petugas kebersihan sekolah, yang memperkenalkannya pada merpatinya. Ketika kepala geng populer menunjukkan minat pada Svenja, dia akan melakukan apa saja untuk menyesuaikan diri dan perilakunya dengan cepat jatuh ke dalam siklus yang merusak.

Pembuat film Prancis Marie Jardillier menyoroti penampilannya dalam film pendeknya 'Among the Mermaids'. Ini bukan cerita keluar khas Anda karena karakter utama Marion kebetulan telah jatuh cinta dengan seorang wanita, sesuatu yang tampaknya juga membuatnya sedikit terkejut. Saat dia berkumpul dengan teman-temannya, dia mengumpulkan keberanian untuk memberi tahu mereka tetapi tidak tahu bagaimana reaksi mereka. Ini adalah eksplorasi yang menawan tentang bagaimana bahkan teman terdekat dapat menyimpan rahasia satu sama lain dan bagaimana Anda selalu dapat terkejut, tidak peduli seberapa baik Anda merasa mengenal seseorang.

Kredit: NQV Media

'Everything In Between' dari pembuat film Swedia Rushema Vinberg adalah yang paling berani dari film pendek di sini. Diceritakan hampir dalam keheningan total, itu menceritakan pengalaman antara dua wanita yang sangat tertarik satu sama lain. Kami tidak belajar apa-apa tentang salah satu wanita selain apa yang kami lihat terungkap dan kadang-kadang rasanya seperti Anda seorang intip, diam-diam menonton percakapan yang sangat pribadi.

Film pendek terakhir dari koleksi ini adalah 'Piscina' dari pembuat film Brasil Leandro Goddinho, yang menemukan seorang wanita muda mencoba memahami masa lalu neneknya. Pencariannya membawanya ke seorang wanita tua bernama Marlene yang pertapa tetapi menyimpan kenangan di dalam kolam renang yang kosong. Saat kedua wanita itu berbicara, cerita Marlene menunjukkan nenek wanita itu dalam cahaya baru dan mengungkap perjuangan yang tidak pernah dia ketahui. Singkat ini adalah pengingat betapa lebih sulitnya generasi sebelumnya ketika menjadi gay dan membuat Anda merasa beruntung bahwa kami telah membuat kemajuan yang kami miliki.


Anda Belum Hidup Sampai Anda Mencoba Biskuit Krim Asam Tiga Bahan Ibuku

Tumbuh di Selatan, ada protokol tak terucapkan yang terjadi di banyak dapur jauh dan luas, seperti tidak pernah, pernah menempatkan wajan besi Anda di mesin pencuci piring dan bahwa sebagian besar makanan tidak benar-benar lengkap kecuali ada beberapa bentuk biskuit, sepotong roti jagung, atau roti gulung ragi di piring. Itu seperti makan panekuk tanpa sirup atau meninggalkan garam dari collard greens. 

Di rumah kami, keadaan sangat sibuk, dengan cukup banyak anak dan anjing untuk membuat ibuku lebih sibuk. Jadi ketika memilih antara membuat biskuit buttermilk buatan sendiri yang terkenal rewel atau resepnya untuk biskuit krim asam yang hanya membutuhkan tiga bahan dan kaleng muffin, dia pintar. Biskuit krim asam untuk menemani makan malam.

Mereka tidak memerlukan sendok teh ini atau sejumput itu hanya tiga hal yang sudah dia miliki di dapur. Tidak menggulung atau mendinginkan hanya mencampur dan memanggang. Meskipun sederhana dalam konsepsi dan tidak ada yang sangat cantik dalam penampilan, jangan salah: gigitan surga yang lembut dan sangat lembab ini akan membuat Anda ngiler. Setiap gigitan benar-benar meleleh ke dalam mulut Anda dengan rasa mentega dan krim asam. 

Beberapa mungkin akrab dengan biskuit krim asam yang disajikan dalam bentuk mini di restoran klasik Selatan hanya sebagai camilan untuk camilan sementara di meja yang lain mungkin ingat nenek mereka mencampurkan kelezatan sederhana pada hari Minggu sore yang malas. Dan bagi mereka yang tidak tahu sama sekali, anggap ini kesempatan yang tepat untuk berkenalan. Ikuti resep ibu saya untuk biskuit krim asam dan Anda akan segera keluar dari oven dalam waktu kurang dari tiga puluh menit. 

Cara Membuat Biskuit Krim Asam

Dalam mangkuk pencampur, gabungkan 1 batang mentega asin, dilunakkan sampai suhu kamar, dengan 1 cangkir krim asam dan 1 cangkir tepung yang naik sendiri. Aduk hingga tercampur. (Ibuku menyarankan untuk menambahkan sesendok tepung lagi jika adonan tampak terlalu basah, yang terkadang bisa terjadi pada hari-hari ekstra lembab yang biasa kita alami di Georgia Selatan. Seharusnya kental dan lengket.) Semprotkan sedikit loyang muffin dengan antilengket semprotan memasak—meskipun mentega dan krim asam membuatnya tidak perlu lagi—sebelum menuangkan sesendok besar adonan ke dalam setiap cangkir muffin. Panggang dalam oven pada suhu 375 derajat selama rata-rata sekitar 20 hingga 23 menit, atau sampai sedikit warna keemasan mewarnai bagian atasnya. Warnanya akan sangat terang dan harus dikeluarkan sebelum bagian atasnya benar-benar keemasan. 

Beberapa catatan dari ibu saya termasuk bahwa dia hampir selalu menggandakan batch, menggunakan rasio bahan 1:1:1 yang sama. Batch di atas menghasilkan sekitar selusin biskuit yang lebih kecil atau, candanya, delapan ȁSangat gemuk.” (Keluarga kami menyukai yang gemuk.) Jadi batch ganda akan menghasilkan 16 hingga 24, tergantung seberapa besar Anda ingin mereka. Setelah semua orang merasakannya, Anda akan membutuhkan ekstra.

Di pagi hari yang paling istimewa, kami, anak-anak, akan pergi ke dapur sebelum sekolah untuk menemukannya sedang membuat setumpuk biskuit krim asam, ala sarapan. Yang di rumah kami, berarti dia menambahkan sosis sarapan (memasak dan menghancurkan setara dengan tiga roti Jimmy Dean, dia merekomendasikan) dan sekitar setengah cangkir keju Cheddar parut ke adonan biskuit sebelum dipanggang. Yang bisa saya katakan tentang ini: LAKUKAN. Ini sangat lezat. 

Di sana Anda memiliki biskuit krim asam Selatan klasik dalam sekejap. Tidak diperlukan campuran yang dibeli di toko. 

Sejauh rasa, biskuit krim asam cocok dengan hampir semua makanan, mulai dari sup hingga daging panggang hingga ayam goreng. Jadi siapkan batch malam ini, karena mengapa tidak? 


Daftar surga ke-7 karakter

The Camdens terdiri dari Eric dan Annie dan tujuh anak mereka: Matt, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie, Sam, dan David.

Eric Camden Sunting

Pendeta Eric Camden (diperankan oleh Stephen Collins) dibesarkan di Binghamton, New York oleh orang tuanya, Kolonel John Camden dan Ruth Lynch. Berdasarkan episode "Halloween" (musim 1), tampaknya Eric lahir pada tahun 1954 (yang membuatnya berusia 42 tahun saat itu). Menurut episode "One Hundred" (musim 5), ulang tahunnya pada bulan Januari. Eric kuliah selama lima tahun dan lulus dari Cobell Seminary. Tak lama kemudian, ia menikah dan memulai sebuah keluarga dengan Annie Jackson. Dia memiliki satu saudara perempuan, Julie Camden-Hastings, yang akhirnya menikahi dokter yang melahirkan anak tertua Eric dan Annie (Matt), serta anak bungsu (Sam dan David). Setelah operasi bypass jantungnya, dia memutuskan untuk meninggalkan pelayanan dan bahkan berhenti menghadiri gereja. Dia memperbarui imannya dan kembali ke gereja pada waktunya untuk menikahi Kevin dan Lucy (mendekati akhir musim 7). Dia memiliki tiga masalah jantung dari musim 4, 7 dan 11 dan selamat.

Annie Camden Sunting

Annie Camden (née Jackson) (diperankan oleh Catherine Hicks) adalah istri Eric dan ibu dari Matt, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie, Sam, dan David. Dia memiliki saudara tiri bernama Lily, melalui ayahnya, Charles Jackson. Ibunya adalah Jenny Jackson. Selama pendidikan perguruan tinggi, Annie mempelajari segala sesuatu mulai dari seni hingga bisnis dan ekonomi, dan di musim berikutnya kembali ke sekolah untuk mendapatkan gelar dalam pendidikan anak usia dini.

Meskipun dia telah memilih untuk menjadi ibu yang tinggal di rumah, Annie adalah ahli dalam segala hal. Dia menyeimbangkan keluarga dengan sembilan orang dengan gaji menteri, adalah tukang ledeng, pembangun, penjahit, juru masak, dan banyak lagi. Dia juga melayani, dari waktu ke waktu, sebagai bendahara gereja.

Annie adalah tulang punggung keluarganya. Ibu tujuh anak, dia sering menjadi orang yang diajak bicara oleh anak-anak, sering kali sambil minum susu dan kue. Dia mencoba, bersama suaminya, untuk menanamkan moral yang kuat pada anak-anaknya. Dia tercatat berharap Ruthie tidak akan mengikuti jejaknya atau dua putrinya yang lain dan menikah terlalu muda. Dia berharap Ruthie akan meluangkan waktu untuk bepergian terlebih dahulu.

Annie adalah anak perempuan satu-satunya dari orang tuanya. Ibunya, Jenny, meninggal di awal musim pertama karena kanker, kematian yang menyerang Annie dengan keras. Yang lebih sulit lagi adalah dorongan cepat ayahnya untuk menjalin hubungan dengan Ginger. Dalam satu episode, Annie meninggalkan gereja setelah ayahnya membawa Ginger ke pelayanan. Mary mengejarnya dan ditabrak mobil. Annie menerima Ginger perlahan dan Ginger dan ayahnya menikah. Ayahnya menderita penyakit Alzheimer dan Annie menghabiskan lebih banyak waktu bersamanya di Arizona sebelum dia meninggal. Annie dikutip di musim-musim berikutnya mengatakan bahwa dia lebih menyukai Ginger sekarang karena orang tuanya kembali bersama. Di awal musim, Annie mengetahui tentang seorang putri tidak sah yang dimiliki ayahnya dengan pacar SMA-nya. Dia akhirnya bertemu saudara tiri ini, Lily, dan keduanya menjalin hubungan seiring waktu.

Pada tahun 2009, ia termasuk dalam Top 10 TV Moms dari Six Decades of Television Yahoo! untuk dekade 1996–2007. [3]

Matt Camden Sunting

Matthew "Matt" Camden (diperankan oleh Barry Watson) adalah anak sulung Annie dan Eric. Pada awal seri, Matt adalah seorang junior di sekolah menengah dan dia lahir pada tahun 1980. Di musim pertama, dia mulai berusia 16 tahun. Matt mengorbankan waktu sekolahnya untuk membantu orang lain jika mereka ingin tetap anonim, dia akan menghormati itu dan bahkan tidak memberi tahu ayahnya. Selama sekolah menengah, ia terpental dari pekerjaan ke pekerjaan, termasuk tutor dan sopir pengiriman Dairy Shack. Dia tidak selalu menjadi siswa bintang, tetapi dia berhasil lulus dengan nilai tertinggi di kelasnya dan diterima untuk magang Gedung Putih di Washington, D.C. dengan Ibu Negara Hillary Clinton. Dia kembali ke Glenoak untuk kuliah, sekamar dengan teman dan sesama "P.K." John Hamilton. Paman baru Matt, Dr. Hank Hastings (yang sebenarnya telah melahirkannya), membantunya mendapatkan pekerjaan di kafetaria rumah sakit selama berada di sana, ia memutuskan untuk menjadi seorang dokter. Pamannya Hank adalah inspirasi utama mengapa ia ingin menjadi seorang dokter. Dia akhirnya bekerja di klinik wanita dengan Hank, dimulai dengan membantu menyelamatkan nyawa seorang wanita yang tidak bisa membuat siapa pun kecuali Matt untuk menganggap serius gejala kehamilan ektopiknya.

Dia bertemu Sarah Glass (diperankan oleh Sarah Danielle Madison), sesama mahasiswa kedokteran, tepat ketika dia benar-benar ingin bertemu dengan orang yang akan menjadi cinta dalam hidupnya. Kencan pertama mereka berakhir dengan mereka menikah. Karena Sarah adalah putri seorang rabi (diperankan oleh Richard Lewis) yang ingin putrinya menikah dengan pria Yahudi, mereka awalnya merahasiakan pernikahan mereka. Mereka akhirnya memiliki pernikahan keluarga besar yang dipimpin bersama oleh ayah mereka yang bangga, yang hampir membatalkan pernikahan karena perselisihan Matt, yang berencana untuk pindah agama ke Yudaisme. Matt dan Sarah pindah ke New York untuk menghadiri sekolah kedokteran, dan meskipun ada masalah, mereka tetap bahagia bersama. Menjelang akhir seri, mereka lulus dari sekolah kedokteran dan mengumumkan bahwa mereka mengharapkan anak laki-laki kembar, yang lahir pada musim panas berikutnya. Kedua anak laki-laki mereka lahir pada tahun 2006. Hal ini juga ditunjukkan di seluruh seri bahwa dia tahu Bahasa Isyarat Amerika, hasil dari hubungannya dengan Heather, membuatnya bilingual.

Simon Camden Sunting

Simon Camden (diperankan oleh David Gallagher) adalah anak keempat dan putra kedua. Di bagian awal serial, dia dikenal oleh saudara-saudaranya sebagai "Bank Simon" karena dia sepertinya selalu punya uang, dan dia suka menghasilkan uang. Minatnya yang lain termasuk golf, sulap, dan mobil. Ia lahir pada tahun 1987 dan pada tahun pertama ia mulai keluar ketika ia berusia 10 tahun.

Selama episode percontohan, keinginan Simon yang paling kuat adalah seekor anjing. Ketika diminta untuk mengucap syukur sebelum keluarga makan malam, dia bahkan menyertakan permintaan anjing dalam doanya. Meskipun orang tuanya tidak berpikir dia cukup dewasa untuk tanggung jawab sebagai hewan peliharaan, Annie pergi ke pon "hanya untuk melihat" dan jatuh cinta dengan seekor anjing yang dijadwalkan untuk di-eutanasia. Anjing ini menjadi "Happy" kesayangan Camdens.

Dia bertemu dengan seorang gadis bernama Deena di kelas enam, dan mengetahui bahwa Eric menasihati keluarganya bertahun-tahun yang lalu ketika dia didiagnosis menderita leukemia. Mereka berkencan untuk sebagian besar sekolah menengah, tetapi putus pada hari terakhir kelas delapan, meskipun mereka tetap berteman.

SMA adalah masa transisi yang sulit bagi Simon, meskipun mendapat bantuan dari kakak perempuannya yang ceria dan populer, Lucy. Dia berkencan dengan seorang gadis bernama Cecilia Smith (Ashlee Simpson), dan mereka bahkan mempertimbangkan untuk melanjutkan hubungan mereka secara seksual, tetapi memutuskan untuk tidak melakukannya. Musim panas sebelum tahun seniornya, Simon secara tidak sengaja memukul dan membunuh seorang anak laki-laki bernama Paul Smith, yang seumuran dengan Ruthie. Karena Paul mengendarai sepeda tanpa helm dan kemudian terbukti berada di bawah pengaruh obat-obatan, kematiannya dianggap tidak disengaja dan Simon tidak dibawa ke tuntutan pidana. Namun, Simon tidak bisa berhenti menyalahkan dirinya sendiri atas kecelakaan itu dan juga takut akan pembalasan dari kakak laki-laki Paul. Kakak laki-laki Paul juga merupakan pihak yang kemungkinan bersalah karena menyemprotkan lukisan "Thou Shall Not Kill" pada papan nama di gereja Pendeta Camden. Dia lulus CHSPE dan meninggalkan sekolah lebih awal untuk mulai kuliah. Saat di perguruan tinggi, sebagian sebagai cara untuk mengatasi perasaan bersalah dan harga dirinya yang rendah, dia melanggar dekrit keluarga untuk tidak melakukan hubungan seks pranikah.

Simon memiliki tiga pacar yang serius selama pertunjukan: Deena, Cecilia dan Rose. Simon kemudian terlibat dengan seorang gadis yang dia kenal dari perguruan tinggi bernama Sandy, yang memiliki seorang putra bernama Aaron, ayah dari Martin Brewer. Simon memberikan dukungan emosional, dan bahkan mungkin fisik untuk Sandy dan putranya.

Setelah ketakutan yang melibatkan pacarnya Georgia hamil (kemudian terungkap bahwa dia hanya membuat klaim sehingga Simon akan tinggal bersamanya), dia bertemu Rose. Rose dan Simon jatuh cinta, bertunangan, dan merencanakan pernikahan. Mereka akhirnya sampai di hari pernikahan, tetapi mereka memutuskan untuk tidak menikah karena keduanya tidak siap untuk menikah, dan Rose masih memiliki perasaan terhadap mantan pacar. Menjelang akhir seri, Sandy dan putranya Aaron muncul ke pesta setelah non-pernikahan, dan Sandy mengatakan dia perlu berbicara dengannya. Namun, tidak diungkapkan apa yang ingin dikatakan Sandy kepada Simon, tetapi diasumsikan bahwa tentang ayah Harun telah mengisyaratkan bahwa Simon sebenarnya adalah ayah Harun. Di Musim 11, dipastikan dia bukan ayahnya. Simon akhirnya menikah dengan orang lain atau bertunangan (seperti yang ditunjukkan oleh Ruthie di musim 11), tetapi tidak diketahui siapa, meskipun terungkap bahwa dia lulus dari perguruan tinggi.

Mary Camden Sunting

Mary Camden (diperankan oleh Jessica Biel) adalah putri tertua dari Eric dan Annie. Dia adalah yang kedua dari 7 anggota keluarga. Dia lahir pada tahun 1982 dan mulai keluar ketika dia berusia 14 tahun. Sebagian besar dia biasanya kambing hitam dari keluarga Camden. Pada saat dia berusia 15 tahun, Mary adalah calon atlet dengan kecintaan yang besar pada bola basket. Seiring berjalannya bulan, dia tampaknya meningkat dalam kemampuan dan kepercayaan diri (begitu banyak sehingga dia ingin bermain di WNBA suatu hari nanti) sampai dia ditabrak mobil sebelum akhir tahun pertamanya, melukai lututnya secara kritis. Dia memiliki serangkaian pacar yang berbeda. Dia berkencan dengan Wilson West, seorang pria yang dia temui di taman saat bersama Ruthie, yang menjadi cinta pertamanya. Dia kemudian mengungkapkan kepada Mary bahwa dia berhubungan seks dengan seorang gadis enam belas tahun, dan membuatnya hamil. Gadis itu meninggal saat melahirkan, meninggalkan Wilson dengan seorang putra, Billy (sebenarnya bernama Wilson Jr.). Pada tahun seniornya, dia dan rekan tim bola basketnya membiarkan nilai mereka tergelincir, yang menyebabkan pelatih mereka memberlakukan penguncian pada mereka. Setelah pertemuan rahasia, tim memutuskan untuk membuat frustrasi mereka dengan merusak gym sekolah. Mereka ditangkap di TKP, dan ditangkap. Melalui program khusus untuk pelanggar pertama, Mary mampu menghindari hukuman berat dengan melakukan pengabdian masyarakat, di mana ia bertemu Robbie Palmer. Ketika dia mendapatkan SIM-nya, dia tidak bisa parkir paralel tetapi, atas saran Lucy, menangis tentang hal itu dan instruktur mengemudi dengan penuh kasih memberinya nilai kelulusan. Mary memiliki mimpi bermain pro untuk Lakers, dan berpikir bahwa ketika pelatihnya meneleponnya bahwa ini adalah mimpi yang menjadi kenyataan, tetapi itu sebenarnya melatih orang-orang cacat untuk Olimpiade Khusus.

Mary memutuskan untuk tidak kuliah karena dia kehilangan beasiswa, tetapi bekerja. Dia tidak bisa menahan pekerjaan, dipecat di mana-mana, dari The Pool Hall hingga Pete's Pizza. Saat bekerja di Pete's, dia bertemu Frankie dan Johnny, pasangan menikah muda pecandu narkoba yang memiliki bayi perempuan bernama Mercy. Eric dan Annie mengetahui bahwa Mary telah tertangkap minum saat mengasuh sepupunya, Erica, ditepi oleh polisi, dan diberi peringatan, dan bahwa dia memiliki banyak hutang kepada perusahaan kartu kredit, perusahaan asuransi, dan keluarganya. Tidak ingin Mary mencapai titik terendah, Eric dan Annie memutuskan yang terbaik adalah dia pergi ke Buffalo karena mereka tidak bisa memberinya perhatian yang dia butuhkan. Dia tinggal bersama kakek-neneknya, bekerja di tempat penampungan tunawisma di musim gugur, dan mulai kuliah di musim dingin. Kepergiannya menyebabkan beberapa orang di komunitas gereja berpikir bahwa Mary memiliki kehamilan yang tidak direncanakan, tetapi Eric dengan cepat membantah rumor tersebut. Dia meninggalkan rumah dengan marah pada seluruh keluarganya, yang dia anggap mengkhianatinya, dan menolak untuk berbicara dengan ayahnya. Pada waktunya, dia tenang dan berencana untuk kembali ke rumah untuk musim panas, saat dia dan Robbie mulai berkencan lagi.

Sementara di New York, dia menemukan bahwa Wilson juga tinggal di sana. Alih-alih tinggal di Glenoak selama musim panas seperti yang dia rencanakan, dia putus dengan Robbie dan pindah kembali ke New York dan mulai berkencan dengan Wilson. Setelah mendapatkan saran dari Kolonel, dia memutuskan untuk mendapatkan pekerjaan di layanan publik. Ketika dia tidak bisa menjadi petugas polisi karena dia belum cukup umur, dia melamar posisi sebagai petugas pemadam kebakaran, dan, setelah Kolonel menarik beberapa tali, dia masuk ke program pemadam kebakaran. Ketika dia mulai berlatih, dia bertemu Ben Kinkirk, yang juga sedang berlatih. Dia datang ke tempatnya dan mereka berciuman, yang berjalan di atas Wilson. Keduanya putus dan dia kembali ke California untuk sementara waktu, tetapi dalam perjalanan ke New York bersama Lucy, dia mengungkapkan bahwa dia pindah kembali ke New York untuk berlatih menjadi pramugari. Dia mulai berkencan dengan seorang pilot, Jack, yang seusia dengan ayahnya, meskipun ini tidak bertahan lama. Dia pindah ke Florida untuk sementara waktu untuk menjauh dari keluarganya. Saat berada di Florida, Mary bertemu dengan Carlos Rivera, seorang pria yang ditemuinya saat menjadi sukarelawan di tempat penampungan tunawisma bertahun-tahun sebelumnya, dan yang diambil oleh keluarga Camdens selama musim liburan. Carlos dan Mary menikah tak lama setelah Lucy, dan mereka mengungkapkan kehamilannya dan pernikahannya dengan keluarganya saat itu. Orang tuanya mengunjungi saat kelahiran putranya, Charles Miguel "Charlie", dinamai untuk menghormati dia dan mendiang kakek Carlos. Mereka akhirnya bercerai dan Carlos membawa Charlie kembali ke Puerto Rico ketika Mary menyerahkan hak orang tuanya. Diumumkan oleh Carlos ketika dia menghadiri pernikahan Simon bahwa keduanya kembali bersama dan bahwa Mary mengharapkan anak perempuan kembar. Meskipun Mary tidak hadir di pernikahan Simon, dia masih dapat melihat keluarganya keesokan harinya, karena dia akhirnya lulus dari perguruan tinggi pada hari yang sama dengan Matt dan Sarah. Selama musim panas berikutnya, Mary melahirkan putri kembar. Putra Mary lahir pada tahun 2004 dan putri kembarnya lahir pada tahun 2006.

Lucy Camden-Kinkirk Edit

Lucy Camden-Kinkirk (diperankan oleh Beverley Mitchell) adalah anak ketiga Camden, dan putri kedua. Lucy dikenal (di musim-musim sebelumnya) karena banyak pacar yang dimilikinya, dan juga terlalu dramatis. Sampai musim 4, dia sering dianggap "kurang dari" saudara perempuannya Mary dan emosinya sering membuatnya mendapat masalah. Pada saat dia mencapai tahun pertamanya di sekolah menengah, bagaimanapun, Lucy menjadi jauh lebih mapan dan bertukar posisi dengan Mary, menjadi anak yang baik. Pacar pertamanya adalah Jimmy Moon. Dia memiliki satu hubungan "normal" dengannya, tetapi mereka putus. Di awal musim kedua, dia menangis sepanjang musim panas dan mengatakan bahwa Jimmy berkencan dengan Ashley. Pada satu titik, dia ditangkap karena berada di daerah tempat Jimmy mengedarkan narkoba. Later, Jimmy is shown when he had some problems with drugs, and the last time is when Lucy had a case as juror (though nobody told her what it was about because she knew the defendant personally, she was dismissed). In school, she has many friends and is popular—including being nominated for homecoming queen in her senior year. She has a very good relationship with her friend Mike, who is placed in a mental hospital and is otherwise ostracized. Although Mike likes Lucy, it never quite works out. Later Lucy becomes engaged to Mike's friend, Jeremy, but they eventually break it off.

In season seven, she marries Kevin Kinkirk and has a daughter named Savannah (season 9). Savannah is born in 2005. They live in the apartment above the garage at the Camdens' house up until Savannah is a few months old. She also becomes pregnant with twin boys, whom she loses in a miscarriage that deeply upsets her emotional state—though she eventually recovers. At the end of the summer, she tells Kevin that she doesn't want to have any more children. She is a working mother (working as an associate pastor), while her husband Kevin is a stay-at-home dad. However, Kevin is offered a job as a police sheriff in "Crossroads". Later on, Lucy helps a young woman named Sandy with her pregnancy, and they soon become friends. Helping Sandy drives her to reconsider the fact that she doesn't want more children. In the series finale, she and Kevin announce to the family they are expecting twin boys. Lucy continues her life as : daughter, wife, mother and church minister.

Ruthie Camden Edit

Ruthie Camden (played by Mackenzie Rosman) is the youngest daughter. She is named in honor of her paternal grandmother.

During her youth, she is portrayed as the rather precocious family sneak who loves horses. Ruthie was born in 1990 and she was about 6 years old in the first season. She began pre-Kindergarten during the first season and ended the series graduating high school a year early at age 17. One of her teachers tries to call her "Ruth" as she assumes it is her given name, but Ruthie says her given name is "Ruthie". In later seasons, she tells Robbie she has never had a nickname. She and Simon have much fun together as children, and become very close as they move toward maturity.

Ruthie is the only one to briefly attend a private school, but she leaves it in protest that her friend Yasmine is being denied admission because she is a Muslim. During her freshman year she develops feelings for Camden houseguest Martin Brewer and even tells him she loves him—but quickly covers by adding "as a brother." In her sophomore year of high school she begins to wear makeup and dates older boys in the hope that this would lead to a relationship with Martin. In season ten's "Love and Obsession", she dreams everything from Martin telling her that a paternity test had proved that Simon, not Martin, is Aaron's father to there being no Aaron at all because Martin had never met Sandy. When her former boyfriend and first love Peter returns during this time, she realizes that she had moved on from him. After ignoring Sandy for most of her pregnancy, Martin is present for Aaron's birth, as are both of Aaron's grandfathers-to-be. Upon Aaron's birth Martin leaves Glenoak for college he now lives near his son. This leaves Ruthie heartbroken, but by the time Martin finally admits to her that he loves her, she is in love with new Camden houseguest T-Bone. Ruthie and T-Bone love each other very much and even get tattoos, with Ruthie getting a tattoo of T-Bone's name, and T-Bone getting Ruthie's initials. After an argument they break up. Ruthie starts seeing Martin briefly. Martin says he wants to work things out with her but Ruthie chooses T-Bone and then Ruthie and T-Bone get back together. Ruthie decides to graduate from high school early and that she and T-Bone want to travel the world together. After her graduation, Ruthie with T-Bone join the whole family, and the other current Camden house guests, for an RV road trip that includes a stop at Simon's college graduation and that after that Ruthie and T-Bone plan to go travel the world together.

Sam and David Camden Edit

Samuel "Sam" and David Camden are fraternal twin boys and the youngest of the Camden children. They were originally played by all four Brino quadruplets Lorenzo, Myrinda, Nikolas, and Zachary, but once the quads started aging and showing differences between them, Lorenzo and Nikolas became the official actors for Sam and David.

Sam and David are born during episode fourteen of season three ("In Praise of Women"). This episode was The WB's most watched hour. They were partly named after the R&B duo Sam and Dave. They were born in 1999 in the third season.

Happy Edit

Happy the Dog debuts in the pilot episode, "Anything You Want", in which Simon begs his parents for a dog, and also prays to God about it. One day, he is up in his attic and he hears a faint bark. He then looks out the window and a dog is sitting in the front yard. Later (in the two-part season two finale), the daughter of Happy's previous owners sees their dog (they called her Whitey) on TV and wants her back. The father comes to the Camdens threatening legal action if "Happy"/"Whitey" is not returned. Simon and Ruthie try to dye Happy's fur with food coloring in an attempt to make her look like a different dog. At the end (of part two), Happy runs away to return to the Camdens, and Whitey's family agrees that after two years with the Camdens, this beloved pet belonged with them and would not be "happy" anywhere else.

The Glass Family Edit

Dr. Sarah Glass-Camden (portrayed by Sarah Danielle Madison) is the only child of Richard and Rosina Glass and the wife of Matt Camden. She first appears in the season six episode "I Really Do" as one of Matt's co-workers in the free women's clinic where both Matt and Hank work. Matt has a blind date, but he is called in to go to work instead at the last minute, and ends up talking to Sarah all night. Sarah asks Matt out for coffee and they grow quite close. She is an only child with a Rabbi for a father. Sarah reveals that she is independently wealthy, along with many other "intimate" details. The next night, they go out for dinner after introducing each other to their parents. They marry that night, but when they try to tell her parents, they end up only admitting they "got engaged". Ruthie is the only person to find out about the marriage (and keeps it a secret until the season ten episode "Secrets"). The Camden family always knew Matt was married and eloped but they never say anything. The Camdens have dinner at the Glass house, in an attempt by Matt and Sarah to bring the families closer. After both fathers do all they can to stop it, Matt and Sarah marry for the second time.

Matt and Sarah attend medical school at Columbia University in New York City, returning to Glenoak when they can, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Their marriage hits some shaky patches, especially as Matt keeps encountering his ex-girlfriend Heather. At first, Matt and Sarah do not reveal to anyone at the hospital that they are married, and Sarah decides that even married, she will be known professionally as Dr. Glass. In the season ten finale, the Glass-Camdens graduate and announce that they are expecting twin boys in the summer. Their twin boys were born in 2006.

Rabbi Richard Glass (Richard Lewis) is Sarah's father. He did not approve of Matt at first because he is not Jewish. When the Camdens have dinner at his home, he tries to make them feel comfortable by joking around with them. At the same time, he is very serious about Judaism and the laws surrounding it. Despite his and Eric's religious differences, they have become good friends following their children's marriage and started to accept Matt.

Rosina Glass (Laraine Newman) is Sarah's mother. Unlike her husband Rosina liked Matt and helped Sarah plan her wedding to Matt. She is more easy going and relaxed than her husband like Annie.

The Riveras Edit

Carlos Rivera (Carlos Ponce) becomes Mary's husband in season eight after a guest appearance five seasons earlier in the episode "Here Comes Santa Claus". (While Jessica Biel was absent from the show, her character of Mary continues with the help of Carlos.) Mary and Carlos even have a son, Charles "Charlie" Miguel. Although Mary files for divorce from Carlos and even signs away custody of her son (in the two-part season nine finale), by the season ten finale they are back together and expecting twin girls, and Mary is graduating college. In the beginning of season 11, it is mentioned that Mary gave birth to her twins over the summer and is teaching at a high school and coaching a girls high school basketball team in New York, where she and Carlos live with their three children.

Charles Miguel "Charlie" Rivera is Mary and Carlos's baby boy named after Carlos' & Mary's grandfathers who have died.

The Kinkirks Edit

Kevin Kinkirk (George Stults) is first introduced as a police officer in a New York airport, and soon revealed to be Ben's older brother. Kevin and Lucy set up a date as soon as they met, and like each other so much they decide to pursue a long distance relationship. Kevin eventually transfers to the Glenoak police force, and moves in with the Camdens. Around season seven, he took over Matt's role as the big brother of the Camden family. He reveals to Lucy that he was once married before, when he and an ex-girlfriend had a pregnancy scare. They got married, because his ex-wife was pregnant and this is why they got married. They didn't and decide to divorce and still good friends. Kevin situation reminds me of Robbie and Cheryl back then. In the seventh season, he took over Matt's role as the big brother figure of the Camden family. Kevin and Lucy eventually get engaged and marry each other, living together in the apartment over the garage and then moving into the house directly behind the Camdens at the end of season nine "Kevin Loves Lucy." Kevin has a daughter with Lucy named Savannah. Kevin is almost shot at and decides to be a stay at home dad. He convinces Lucy to adopt a Great Dane named Sampson, but Lucy also makes the decision to adopt a tiny Yorkshire terrier named Delilah. It is revealed that Kevin and Lucy were expecting twin boys however, Lucy has a miscarriage over the summer. In the series finale, Lucy tells him that she is pregnant again.

Savannah Kinkirk (Alyssa & Hannah Yadrick) (born in season nine episode "Paper or Plastic?") is Kevin and Lucy's first child. She is named after Savannah, Georgia, where Kevin and Lucy went on their honeymoon. Savannah was born in an elevator with Matt and Kevin helping with the delivery.

Ben Kinkirk (Geoff Stults) is Kevin's younger brother. They are two years apart. He is introduced as Mary's fellow firefighter trainee in Buffalo (in the season six episode "Relationships"). Ben becomes interested in Mary while she is pondering Wilson's marriage proposal. Ben attends Kevin and Lucy's wedding in the episode "We Do." The last time he appears is in season 11's "Pain in the Neck", where he attempts to flirt with Ms. Margo, the teacher who made a move on Eric.

Patty-Mary Kinkirk (Natalie Ramsey) is Ben and Kevin's younger sister. She first appears in season six's "Letting Go". She is introduced as a student in San Francisco.

The Jacksons Edit

Jenny Jackson (Alice Hirson) is Annie's mother. She is introduced in the pilot episode, "Anything You Want," when she came to Glenoak to tell Annie that she had leukemia. In the episode, In the Blink of an Eye, after spending her final days living life to its fullest, (i.e. shopping for the family, drinking wine, flying first class, not watching her cholesterol) she dies in her sleep while staying with the Camdens. She tells Annie goodbye and disappears in her room. Her post-funeral and memorial occurred in No Funerals and a Wedding. While Annie is asleep before she gives birth to the twins, Jenny appears to her in a dream, encouraging and reassuring her (in season three, episode 14 "In Praise of Women"). Her final appearance was made in the season eleven episode "Christmas", where she tries to help Eric after he is suddenly transported to heaven. She shows Eric a pin that was given to her by Charles after Annie was born, and Annie ends up finding it in Eric's hand when he comes home.

Charles Jackson (Graham Jarvis) is Annie's father, who is introduced in the pilot episode, "Anything You Want." In the episode, "In the Blink of an Eye," he almost tells Simon that his moon rocks are not real, and then receives them later and declares that he is lucky to have them. He has another daughter named Lily, whom he fathered from a previous relationship before he met Jenny. He quickly takes off after Jenny's funeral, in "No Funerals and a Wedding," because he does not want to fall apart. He ends up turning back from the airport and sits at the cemetery for a few hours before finally returning to the Camdens' house to apologize to Annie. He later appears in "Dangerous Liaisons, Part 1" where he introduces his new girlfriend, Ginger, to the Camdens. This angers Annie, but the problem is solved (in "Dangerous Liaisons, Part 2"). He later marries Ginger, and is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease shortly afterwards. When Lily is getting married, Charles plans on walking her down the aisle, much to the dismay of Annie, but ends up having a heart attack and dying.

Ginger Jackson (Beverly Garland) is Charles Jackson's second wife, whom he meets three months after Jenny's death. She first appears in "Dangerous Liaisons, Part 1" where she is introduced to the Camden family as his girlfriend. However, Annie quickly develops a hatred of her, and refuses to accept the relationship. She makes peace with Annie in "Dangerous Liaisons, Part 2." She marries Charles in the season three episode "And the Home of the Brave", where they both acknowledge the so-called "baggage" of their past. She is the first person to tell Annie about her father's Alzheimer's, as well as the one to inform Eric of his death.

The Hastings Edit

Julie Camden-Hastings (Deborah Raffin) is the younger sister of Eric. She flies in from New York to be with the Camdens for Thanksgiving. While she is there, she tries to hide the fact that she is an alcoholic. When Simon is playing "Batman", he takes the key to the liquor cabinet, pretending it is the key to Gotham City. Julie tries to get the key back, but when he would not give it to her, she attacks him. Annie runs in and throws her out of the house. Instead of sending her to a hospital, Eric locks her in his bedroom while she starts to go through detoxification. She eventually checks herself into a rehab center. After living in the center for a few months, she goes back to New York to live with her parents, the Colonel and Ruth. She returns to Glenoak two years later to get a fresh start. Back in New York, everyone knows that she used to be an alcoholic and she is fired as a principal because of her drinking.

While in Glenoak, she gets a job as a teacher and falls in love with Hank Hastings, the doctor who almost killed Matt during delivery. The two elope in Eric’s church. Julie becomes pregnant and wants to leave Hank because she feels that he was cheating on her with one of his female patients, which is not true. Julie goes into labor at the Camdens’ house and Hank delivers the child in Eric and Annie’s bedroom. She gives birth to a girl, whom she and Hank name Erica, after Eric and Annie. When Julie and Hank need a babysitter, they take the risk of allowing Mary, who had been quite irresponsible, to babysit. Later, when they cannot get a hold of Mary, they rush back and discover that their place is a mess, the phone is off the hook, a liquor bottle is on the table, and Mary's friends' baby, Mercy, was left with Mary while she was supposed to be babysitting Erica. Julie later wants to leave Hank again when she discovers that he had left his job at the hospital to be the head of a Women’s Clinic without discussing it with her first. Eric locks them in a room at the clinic and tells them that they could not come out until they had worked out their problems. They reconcile and Hank learns that Julie is pregnant again. She gives birth to a baby boy. Both she and Hank attend Lucy’s wedding.

Dr. Hank Hastings (Ed Begley Jr.) is Julie's husband. He was Annie's doctor when she was pregnant with Matt, which resulted in his premature delivery. Both Annie and Eric are upset that he never apologized for his actions, but he then explains that what happened with them made him go back to medical school in order to be a better doctor. Hank is the main reason why Matt wanted to be a doctor. He unexpectedly delivers Sam and David, and the family is shown to have forgiven him. He starts dating Eric's younger sister Julie, and they get married after discovering that she's pregnant.

Erica Hastings is Julie's daughter. She is born at the Camdens’ home, in Eric and Annie's bed, which was given to her parents because of that. Feeling that they want to thank Eric and Annie they name her after them: "Eric", and the "A" after Annie.

The Camdens (Eric, Julie, and George's Parents) Edit

John "The Colonel" Camden (Peter Graves) is Eric, Julie, and George's father, who used to be in the Marines. Whenever he visits his son's home to visit the grandchildren, he expects military discipline, order and organization, even from his son. He was a Colonel in the Korean War and was evacuated for an unknown reason in 1953. The Colonel and Ruth had Eric out of wedlock before they were married. He met Ruth the same year and they were expecting Eric and had to get married. He first appears in "Seven Is Enough", when he and Ruth go on their annual visit to the Camdens, where they always bring candy that their grandkids dislike. During their visit, they go to a hardware store with Annie, Mary, and Lucy. The cashier, Emma, has rings that are a replica of Annie's stolen ones. She suspects this, but then excuses this thought. The Colonel visits Eric at the church and is forced to put a cigar away because of a church rule. He suspects someone is in the room, and sure enough, a homeless orphan named George was hiding there. The Colonel and Ruth adopt him after Eric lets them. He later appears in "It's About George", where George's biological father Will Grayson is found to be alive and wants his son back. He does not want this to happen, so he is willing to sue. Eric informs his father that he would lose and that Will legally has every right to take George with him, but George refuses to move in with Will and runs away. Eric later creates a compromise and he reluctantly accepts. He also meets Jimmy Moon in this episode, where he and Ruth scare him, but later apologize. He thought that Julie hated him and that he lost all of his children. Julie later confronts him and tells him that she loves him. He and Ruth buy Eric an RV the final episode, though he is not shown.

Apart from his annual visits he also makes occasional surprise visits. In "Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way", he arrives to help Eric with his major news coverage of his service and in the process helps Mary who is contemplating quitting basketball, Simon, who is training to be a magician (despite the Colonel's dislike for it), and Lucy who is slacking in school, and starts to connect with her.

Ruth Camden (Barbara Rush) is Eric, Julie, and George's mother. She first appears in "Seven Is Enough" on an annual trip to visit Eric and Annie. She gives Lucy the first letter that The Colonel gave to her and both Mary and Lucy read it. She and The Colonel later adopt George at the end of the episode. In "It's About George" she hears that George's biological father Will is alive and plans to legally take his son back. She gets upset and blames Julie for this, but then apologizes. She also meets Jimmy Moon in this episode, where she and The Colonel scare him, but later apologize.

George Grayson Camden (Sam Saletta) is a homeless orphan who went from one foster home to the next until he is found in Eric's office. George informs them that his parents are dead. At first, Eric and Annie want to adopt him, but The Colonel and Ruth become his adopted parents, thereby becoming Eric and Julie's brother. In "It's About George" he meets his real father Will Grayson. It turns out that Will faked his death and plans to legally take George with him. Ruth and The Colonel refuse to give George up and plan to take legal action to keep their son. Eric explains to them that the judge would grant custody of George to his biological father and because Will never signed the adoption papers he has every right to take George. He gets upset about being legally forced to live with Will. George refuses to leave his adopted family behind. He runs away and declares that would rather live at the orphanage. His dad later moves in with him, at The Colonel and Ruth's in Buffalo, New York. In "Tit for Tat", it is revealed that he followed in The Colonel's footsteps and joined the army, serving in Iraq. It was also revealed that he married Jane, who had stayed at the Camden's.

The Hamiltons Edit

Reverend Morgan Hamilton (Dorian Harewood) is a minister at Trinity Church and a close friend of Eric's. He first appears in "No Funerals and a Wedding" where he attends Jenny Jackson's funeral. In "The Color of God", his church building is burnt to the ground by racists, and he and his family are invited to stay at the Camdens’. He speaks at Eric's church, where his entire congregation attends the week after the church was burnt. He is sad and angry, but is relieved when the Glenoak Community Church gives him funding to rebuild. He later appears in "America's Most Wanted", where he rounds up all of the athletes who had stole items from the Varsity Cafe and brings them to the courthouse. This causes the manager of the restaurant to drop the charges. He later appears in "Happy's Valentine", where he goes camping with his wife, Eric and Annie. He and Eric secretly call Sgt. Michaels to check the house and make sure everything is okay.

John Hamilton (1996–2001) (Chaz Lamar Shepherd) is the oldest of the Hamilton children. He first appears in "The Color of God." When his father's church is burned down, he stays in Matt's room. At first, the two are not very fond of each other, but this later changes. He later appears in the episode "America's Most Wanted" where he is an eyewitness to Mary stealing a glass from a restaurant as part of a team ritual. He appears in "Happy's Valentine", where he brings a date to the Camdens' while his parents and Eric and Annie are out of town, joining the wild party that Mary and Keesha's friends are throwing. He later becomes Matt's roommate. He later married to a woman named Priscilla Carter at the end of season five, his last appearance on the show.

Patricia Hamilton (Olivia Brown) first appears in "No Funerals and a Wedding" where she attends Jenny Jackson's funeral. Patricia is Morgan's wife, and she is in her second marriage. When her church is burnt down she feels scared until she finds out that the church would have a new security system with volunteer cops. They later have some marital problems, but it is quickly solved. She talks with Annie in "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" about the carjacking. She appears in "Happy's Valentine" where she goes camping with her husband, Eric, and Annie. During the camping trip, her ex-husband calls like usual, which drives Morgan crazy.

Keesha Hamilton (Gabrielle Union) is the second oldest Hamilton child. She first appears in "The Color of God" where she stays in Lucy and Mary's room after her family’s church is burnt down. She later appears in "America's Most Wanted", where she is an eye-witness of Mary stealing a glass from a restaurant as part of a team ritual. She appears in "Happy's Valentine", where she attends a party that she is partially responsible for. She is a friend of Mary and Lucy's in a few episodes.

Nigel Hamilton (David Netter) is the third Hamilton child. He is a friend of Simon’s, and first appears in "The Color of God." Someone makes a racist comment to him, in which Simon responds with violence, resulting in a suspension. He appears in "What Will People Say?", where he witnesses Simon's embarrassing moment, where his "love letter" was intercepted by a bully. He appears in "Happy's Valentine", where he goes to a movie with Simon, Ruthie, Lynn, Lucy, and Jimmy. He and Simon get in trouble for throwing popcorn.

Lynn Hamilton (Camille Winbush) is the youngest of the Hamiltons, and is Ruthie's friend who first appears in "The Color of God." In "Happy's Valentine," she attends a movie with Simon, Nigel, Ruthie, Lucy, and Jimmy. She and Ruthie fall asleep while the movie is going on.

Chandler Hampton Edit

Chandler Hampton (Jeremy London) is the minister who fills in during Eric Camden’s heart bypass surgery and subsequent recovery. He is later asked to stay on as an associate to assist Eric with his busy schedule. Eric meets Chandler's twin brother in one episode and mistakes him for Chandler. In season 7, Chandler starts dating Roxanne Richardson (Rachel Blanchard) and they become engaged for a brief time. He was different than Eric was as a minister. He was more fun-loving and cool and relax. Chandler came from a wealthy family and his father cut him off when he chose to be a minister. He and Chandler finally reconciled before his father died. He has a twin brother Sid, who is a recovering drug and alcohol addict. He became a drug and alcohol counselor and help addicts to get clean. In the 8th season, Sid relapsed and went to rehab. His father left him his money, but he made Chandler the executioner of his will. Sid is not ready to inherit the money since he has a drug problem, and it is put in a trust and until he get his act together to earn it. Chandler and Roxanne break up in the beginning of season 8, but remain friends. He later takes in a young boy, and eventually moves to Pennsylvania with his newly-adopted son and new girlfriend.

Shana Sullivan Edit

Shana Sullivan (1998–2002) (Maureen Flannigan) is one of Matt's major girlfriends, who eventually decides to go to New York University. The resulting long-distance relationship between Matt and Shana fails. Shana and Matt eventually break up because Shana meets somebody else named Brett and Matt admits that he is in love with Heather.

Robbie Palmer Edit

Robbie Palmer (1999–2002) (Adam LaVorgna) is Mary's, and then later Lucy's, boyfriend. He had been with some friends who were drinking underage and they were all arrested. Being a first time offender, he is able to avoid serious punishment by doing community service. The alcohol wasn't his, but it was his brother's and he covered for him and took the blame. While doing community service, he meets Mary. The two have dates at the Camden house under Eric and Annie’s supervision, because they feel they cannot trust Robbie. After a while, Robbie convinces Eric and Annie to let him take Mary to the coffee shop, where his parents met, for Valentine’s Day. The coffee shop turns out to be a motel. Mary punches him and leaves. He comes back a few months later to try to win back Mary. The two get back together, get engaged, and plan to move in together. However, Robbie’s ex-girlfriend, Cheryl, sees him and Mary together and realizes that he had been two-timing her. She tells Mary and Mary breaks up with him because she needs to figure out her life.

Robbie comes back a few months later with Cheryl, asking if Eric would marry the two of them because she was pregnant, which is not true, and the two are living together in Cheryl’s apartment. Eric later finds Robbie living on the streets, and Robbie tells him that the only reason he was going to marry Cheryl was because she was pregnant, and when he found out she wasn’t, he left, but had nowhere to go. Eric invites Robbie to stay in the Camden house, which does not go over very well with the rest of the family. But in time, everyone came to treat Robbie like a member of the family. He and Mary started dating again and she planned to come home from New York for the summer to be with him. However, her old boyfriend, Wilson West, comes to beg Mary to stay in New York with him. She chooses to be with Wilson, and leaves Robbie heartbroken.

While on the rebound from Mary, Robbie starts to date Lucy, who is on the rebound from her ex-fiancé, Jeremy. They date only a short time before they realize that being together is awkward. Robbie then begins to date Joy Reyes. Mary and Lucy become jealous of Joy and each try to win him back. Joy breaks up with Robbie, and again, he is left heartbroken. He dates Roxanne Richardson, whom he had known since grade seven, for a short while before leaving the Camden house to live in Florida and take care of his sick mother. Robbie has an older brother, Ronald, and a younger brother, Rick.

Peter Petrowski Edit

Peter Petrowski (2002–2006) (Scotty Leavenworth) is a neighbor to the Camdens the son of Vic and Paris. Peter is Ruthie's boyfriend in middle school. His father, Vic, was an alcoholic who left his mother when he was young. In the episode "Smoking" it is revealed that Peter smokes. He decides to stop smoking later in the episode because he knows Ruthie doesn't like that he smokes. His father returns sober in the episode "The Prodigal Father" and both Peter and his mother forgive him. When Peter is caught drinking, Vic is very upset with him and gives him a lecture on how he doesn't want Peter to make the same mistakes that he himself made. Eventually Peter's mother and father get back together, despite the fact that Peter had previously hoped that his mother would marry Chandler, who she had been dating before the return of her ex-husband. It is revealed (in the season nine premiere) that Peter moves away with his parents the summer before Ruthie starts high school. Ruthie isn't greatly upset about it as she was more upset with Martin for not driving her to school on her first day. He is not seen again until the episode "Leaps of Faith" when Peter's parents, who are having another baby, ask Reverend Camden to marry them. He appears one last time in the episode "Highway to Cell", when Reverend Camden gives Ruthie's cell number to Vic and Vic convinces Peter to call Ruthie. They communicate for a short while through cellphone and even planned to study in Scotland together, but Peter failed a class so his parents didn't allow him to. They once again drift apart.

Roxanne Richardson Edit

Roxanne Richardson (2002–2004) (Rachel Blanchard) is Kevin's work partner at the local police station, the object of much of Lucy's jealousy but later become close friends with Lucy and they set up girls nights out where Lucy tells Roxanne what's going on in her life with her husband. She was an old crush of Robbie, and Chandler's girlfriend. Later, Roxanne reveals that she has enlisted in the Army and will be deploying to Iraq.

Cecilia Smith Edit

Cecilia Smith (2002–2004) (Ashlee Simpson) is Simon's girlfriend, who then dates Martin. She later dumps Martin, who loved her but she was not sure she felt the same. Another reason (which is not very clearly shown) might be that she thought Simon was returning—whereas he only came for vacations—and they might get back together (because it would no longer be a long-distance relationship). When Simon comes home (at the end of season eight), it was vaguely revealed that their relationship did not work out, because over the summer Cecilia went away to college, and it was only when Simon begins dating and having sex with Georgia (in season nine) that it is revealed that they had broken up.

Cecilia becomes very close to the Camdens while dating Simon, and even when he leaves to go to college she still spends a lot of time with his family, babysitting the twins, helping out around the house and often being there for meals, this escalates when Annie is away looking after her sick father, she is there so often that Annie becomes jealous of her role in the family, with the twins loving her and saying she is "more fun than Mommy". Annie and Cecilia discuss this and Annie resolves her jealousy when she realizes Cecilia is just trying to help, and she continues to be part of the 'extended Camden family' until she leaves for college.

Martin Brewer Edit

Martin Brewer (2003–2007) (Tyler Hoechlin) is the only son of the Marine, Beau Brewer. His mother died when he was young and, until he was 16, he lived with his Aunt Betsy, when his dad was deployed. During his sophomore year in high school, the Brewers moved to Glenoak.

Martin walks into the Camdens' life by chance and joins the already-growing over-glut of teen boys there. He follows Ruthie and her then-boyfriend Peter to the Camden house and everyone assumes that he is a friend of Simon's, except Simon thinks that he is there to see his dad. While Martin's aunt, an aspiring fashion designer, wants the two of them to move to New York, Eric manages to convince her to let Martin stay with them so as not to uproot him again.

Martin's favorite sport is baseball and has been scouted by both colleges and professional baseball teams. One team even offers him a contract during his sophomore year in high school (which he eventually turns down to complete his education). Martin lives with the Camdens for two years before his father's tour in Iraq finally ends and he returns home.

He also has fixed, rigid beliefs about sexuality and is staunchly conservative, which pleases most of the Camdens, except Simon. When Martin snoops into Simon's private affairs, Martin harps at Simon about the evils of non-marital sex when he finds out that Simon is sexually active.

Prior to his senior year in high school, while visiting Simon, Martin is not practicing what he preached about pre-marital sex, and has sex one time with a girl named Sandy Jameson. The event results in Sandy getting pregnant.

Martin graduates a semester early and, with the assistance of Eric and his high school baseball coach, starts college. He now lives near Sandy and their son. While Martin is not in the season ten finale, Sandy makes an appearance after the failed wedding of Simon and Rose. It ends with Sandy telling Simon she needs to speak with him (Much speculation surrounded this, that it was in fact Simon's baby). Ruthie falls in love with Martin in the meantime. Finally, near the end of the series, Martin declares his love for Ruthie, but then Ruthie had to choose between Martin and T-Bone. At the end, despite all they have been through, she decides to go with T-Bone, leaving Martin heartbroken.

Chief of Police Michaels Edit

Chief of Police Michaels (Christopher Michael) first appears in "Saturday" as a Sergeant who assists lost Simon, Ruthie, and Happy he takes them home, but when they find the house empty, he escorts them to Mary's basketball game, where most of the family converge despite Mary's initial wish. He returns in "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" to investigate the Camdens' carjacking. In "Happy's Valentine", Eric and Morgan call him from a camping trip to check on the kids at the house. He catches his son with beer and sends him home thereby ending the wild party. He then notifies Matt that Happy was hit by a car, and he takes her to Abbott Animal Hospital. He also informs Eric when Simon got in the car accident. He is Kevin's boss when he is a police officer. He is later promoted to detective, then to captain. In "Faith, Hope and the Bottom Line," he and Officer McGuire rush over to the Camdens' after Ruthie calls "911", because Simon was hiding in his room. Near the series' end he is promoted to Police Chief of Glenoak. He and Eric are friends and occasionally work together he refers people to Eric for counseling, Eric accompanies him on death notifications, etc.

Meredith Davies Edit

Meredith Davies (2004–2005) (Megan Henning) is Martin's ex-girlfriend, who ends their relationship after he told her about Sandy and the baby. Meredith and her siblings were taken in by Cecilia's parents, but were never legally adopted by them due to the meddling of their birth mother. After she and Martin breakup, Meredith's younger sister tells everyone at school that Martin got Ruthie pregnant. After discovering this, Meredith quickly denies the rumor, explaining to her sister that Martin got Sandy pregnant.

Sandy Jameson Edit

Sandy Jameson (2005–2007) (Haylie Duff) was introduced in the season 10 premiere as Simon's fiancée Rose's best friend, to whom Martin lost his virginity the previous summer. In the season opener, Sandy reveals she might be pregnant. This is later confirmed, and she gives birth to a baby boy named Aaron (after Martin's grandfather). In the season 10 finale, she had to speak with Simon, possibly about the baby's paternity. In season 11, she meets Jonathan, a doctor, and he proposes. Together, they decide to get married, but having gone on the RV vacation, it is unknown whether or not they get married and stay together.

Rose Taylor Edit

Rosanna "Rose" Taylor (2005–2006) (Sarah Thompson) was introduced (in the season nine finale "Mi Familia Part 1") as Simon's current girlfriend for season 9-10. The two are not necessarily serious but she seems eager to engage and marry, pressuring Simon into proposing. When at first he refuses, she takes it as disinterest in her and backs away, provoking him to commit to marrying her. By season ten they are engaged, and she makes wedding plans. The initial plan was for the two to engage at the end of their current school year and wed at the end of the following year, but she pressures him into moving the engagement date forward. During Rose's time on the show, she becomes a very disliked person by all except for Sandy Jameson, who was her one friend there. Rose is known for being selfish, rude, inconsiderate, and thoughtless, rubbing Eric and Annie the wrong way more than anyone.

By 2006, Simon and Rose change plans to marry in May, something they both wanted to be ready for, but still held insecurities and doubts. Annie, however, decides that they could not marry, and when an ex-boyfriend of Rose's surfaces in March, she sees an opportunity. Though most had come to accept Simon dating Rose, no one knew her at all, and it was this boyfriend who convinces Rose that she is not being a good person. In the episode Invitation to Disaster, she has a sit-down confession with Annie, explaining that she has been unaware of how she was acting and that her relationship with her parents and never really being disciplined or close to them at all is part of the reason. This provokes Annie to see her in a different light, and while she and Annie take on a mother/daughter relationship, no one else is crazy about them marrying. It is her ex-boyfriend Humberto who makes her realize that she is not ready to marry and that he still has feelings for her. So although they had gotten to the wedding day, they end up parting ways amicably. It is unknown whether they still keep in touch.


Some Kind of Heaven review – trouble in retirement paradise

“A fter my wife passed, I started nightclubbing.” The speaker is a resident of The Villages in Florida, the US’s largest retirement community, home to 130,000 wealthy boomers. The town has more than 50 golf courses and offers endless leisure opportunities, from bellydancing to karate, synchronised swimming to rowing. However, if this documentary is anything to go by, the town’s number-one hobby is dating. Director Lance Oppenheim takes a gentle approach, capturing some hilarious moments, but there’s nothing patronising or mean-spirited about his film.

You could make an entire reality TV series about The Villages. Oppenheim keeps it simple with a handful of profiles. Anne and Reggie have been married for 47 years, but since retiring Reggie has been behaving erratically, taking up t’ai chi and hardcore hallucinogenics. Footage of him in court on possession charges is priceless. “When we got married, he wasn’t so unique,” says Anne diplomatically.

Barbara from Boston is newly widowed and lonely. Then there is Dennis, an 81-year-old lothario with a leathery tan and a gold necklace. Dennis is not technically a Villages resident – he’s broke and lives in a camper van while trying to hook “a nice looking lady with some money”. Sidling over to a group of women by the pool, he looks like a jaunty, suntanned lizard. Sensibly, most of them give him a wide berth. Dennis used to be a showbiz handyman. “I did some work for President Ford,” he says to a woman who rolls her eyes. Give George Clooney 20 years and you could imagine him playing Dennis.

One resident says that the American dream is a happy retirement. Anne is more circumspect. “We live in a bubble. It’s not the real world.” But the documentary was filmed before the pandemic, and in the past year there have been news reports of coronavirus test and vaccine shortages in The Villages. Also in 2020, Donald Trump tweeted a video that went viral of a resident shouting “white power”. The real world has arrived in The Villages. A sequel please.


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