Bratty's Long Lost Older Sister
So while I still have a respite with Bratty terrorizing domestic animals in the North, I thought I'd write about SO's other two children since I haven't mentioned them much.
I'll start with OSD is now about 27 and I suppose she needs a nickname so we'll call her Princess Leia. Princess was already 17 at the time of SO's seperation from Darth Vader (BM) and was only home for a few months before she left for college on the east coast. SO's divorce was long and difficult, with Darth Vader hurling accusations of abuse and neglect that were investigated at the time and dismissed as baseless (mostly after interviewing all 3 children and having a psychiatrist interview them as well).
Princess ended up staying away from most of the drama but all three children ended up picking sides in the divorce war, and Princess sided with Darth Vader. Darth did a massive PAS job and spread alot of negativity about SO to the children, including lies that SO was not paying child support or alimony (not true - it was established shortly after their legal seperation and deducted directly from his paycheck). Princess received a full scholarship to college and worked part-time for money for miscellaneous expenses (basically fully supporting herself). After the seperation, there was sporadic contact between SO and Princess and usually just when she needed some extra money for an unexpected car repair or other bill.
When Princess was around 20, SO sued for and won full custody of Bratty McBratFace (who was suffering from verbal abuse from Darth Vader for wanting to continue a relationship with her father). After Bratty moved in with SO she cut off Darth Vader completely. Princess cut off Bratty and SO after that.
About a year later, Princess graduated college the same year SO and I started dating. Bratty had just started college on the east coast as well. SO called the college and basically invited himself to the commencement ceremony. He let Princess know he'd be there and bought a ticket for Bratty to join them. Both SO and Bratty got to see Princess walk at graduation, and Princess did see them shortly afterwards to thank them for coming (just a brief 10 minute talk as Darth Vader was also there and waiting - and Bratty did not want contact with Darth).
After graduation Princess accepted an academic internship that took her to the Virgin Islands for a year. She loved it there so much she decided she wanted to stay and make it home. The rest is mostly second hand information as she hasn't communicated wtih SO directly since graduation. She works at a restaurant and part time as a dive instructor. She has a long-term boyfriend and lives with him there though no idea what he does. SO sends her birthday cards every year and will email her once in a blue moon to try and re-open a dialogue. Its been a little sad to watch his disappointment when no response comes back.
Yesterday SO emailed Princess with a short message that he had some news to share. He was surprised (and over the moon) this morning when Princess sent a brief reply to his email - she is doing well and what's the news. He is going to respond to her soon and tell her he is getting re-married, and he would love for her to come to the reception next summer. I told him not to get his hopes up too high that she would (as far as we know she is still close to Darth Vader) but we'll see.
So that's whats up with Princess. Next we'll cover Luke Skywalker - aka Middle SS - now 25 years old and still living at home with Darth Vader.