Sarah Lillard soon became pregnant before she had even found a job

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Peter was happy.  The child born would be the 10th generation of Lillards in that house – the first 10th generation child in the neighbourhood!

Sadly, his mother, Brenda, a celebrity chef was in ill health.

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She died before seeing her grandchild.  She was only 66.  She had only just returned from her last cooking show ever.

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Seeing Sarah walking around heavily pregnant, Peter broke down, mourning the fact his child would not have a grandmother.

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The baby was born the very next day – just one day too late for Brenda.

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It was a girl, they called Charlotte.

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Jerry was delighted with his little granddaughter.

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She was a happy child…

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most of the time.

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She grew quickly to an attractive toddler.

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Meanwhile, Alexandra’s young son, Samuel (named after his recently deceased grandfather, the mayor), grew to school age.

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The poor boy had just lost a grandmother and grandfather.  Then Alexandra had to tell him that his aunt had also died.

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More on Peter’s twin sister, Penny, next.

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