a Simmervillian (1 of 5)
10, 2004 - by Claire Brybrey
Summer you are welcome to recreate 5 Simmervillians - one at the time.
Based on interview, private photos and the sim's thoughts about our future,
your local Body Shop clinic can now recreate Johanna Grumblin!
is Johanna Grumblin, ready for recreation by your local Body Shop clinic!
Please check this project's main page for details,
deadlines, rules and links to the other 4 Simmervillians.
GRUMBLIN PICKED THESE 3 RECREATIONS
OPENS AUGUST 15th
1. Johanna Grumblin (66)
Winner of the first group
was Johanna Grumblin. Due to her tireless work on the food subject she
is one of the few Simmervillians that are well known outside Simmerville.
Mrs Grumblin just turned 66 years old (Yes - in Simmerville sims have already
started aging, slowly...)
Johanna (Farmer) Grumblin
was born at 53 Simmerville, her parents were Joachim Farmer and Patrica
Eccot. Father was 4th generation cabbage farmer on this farm, while mother
was doing pretty well in the entertainment business. Johanna has a 4 years
younger brother, Bertil Farmer, now residing 2 Sunville (Cave County).
When Johanna's father died 19 years ago the old family home was sold.
Mrs Grumblin: I do sometimes
think to myself; Johanna, why didn't you stay at 53 Simmerville to grow
cabbage? Cabbage is great food, and cabbage has a long tradition here in
33 years old Johanna married
the 3 years older Steve Grumblin. He was heir to 1 Simmerville, where they
still live. Steve was sailor for about 10 years, while Johanna worked with
politics. She then quit her job in order to dedicate more time to her number
one interest, the Simmish kitchen. This is also when she started to write
for Simmerville web.
Steve now works as a salesman,
but he plans to retire any day to spend time with their garden.
Their house is special as
it contains several small builds with cosy and old paths along flowers
Johanna and Steve have no
children, but they have a cat named Expo.
Mrs Grumblin: Well, I
would tell a lie if I told you I never wanted children. Especially now
that time has started to move, and all this talk about DNA. Steve and I
were a very romantic couple, and although our lives would have been different
with a child or two, we are both very grateful to everything we had and
Coordinating the SimCity
Food Expo 2003 and teaching other sims to appreciate the traditional simmish
kitchen points out her number one interest, food. Other interests are outdoors,
romance and weather. Traditional Simmish Kitchen sort of express it all.
Mrs Grumblin doesn't dislike
much, but she claims she never liked technology.
Mrs Grumblin: Except electronics
in the kitchen, of course. I always could handle a stove, but a cmputer?
No! Give me a pencil of the good old kind and I'll do just fine!
What does Mrs Grumblin do
for fun? She prefer reading when she needs a rest, but she find it a lot
more entertaining to churn butter or cook a cake or a pie. She runs a home
based restaurant, Johanna's Kitchen, meaning she gets to work in the kitchen
When she listens to music
she prefer country. When she reads a book she prefer a romantic novel,
or a coffee table book with country side photos or of preserved cultural
Although she is intellectual
she doesn't claim to be brighter than others. She likes to reflect on serious
subjects like the meaning of life, but also rediculous questions like why
can't cats fly? She isn't extremely fond of animals, but got the cat Expo
mainly to keep her company while Steve is at work.
Mrs Grumblin: Most of
the time my head is filled with things to do and I feel I am always on
my way, resting isn't really my favourite at all.
Thoughts on the future
Being one of the oldest
Simmervillians, Mrs Grumblin has been thinking a lot about the future.
Mrs Grumblin: I understand
that we are aging, and that one day life will end. I have not been able
to make a conclution yet, as of how I like it. We are used with a neverending
everyday, it was just recently that some clever woman pointed out that
sims stopped aging a very long time ago. I assume aging is the natural
thing. When my mother died I recall the peaceful expression on her face
when she gave me her secret green apple preserves recipe. She did not look
scared, not at all. I assume it is all about making life worth living.
Learn that good cooking while you still can, I'd say!
Skin tone: Very light
Hair: Black, but turned
grey since 10 years.
Click on these private photos
to see a larger version.
Mazaloom History Book
traditional Christmas Porridge
Simmerville Christmas Special
- part II, December 25, 2002
By Bimbo N. Loveless and
baking traditions in your new kitchen
August 7, 2003 - by Johanna
preserves at home
November 24, 2002 - by Johanna
personal note from Mrs Grumblin