Title: The Obits
Lot: Capehart.3 - Niles, Doris, Justice, Karin, Samantha the Servo, Lincoln, Lori, Betsy Ross and Clara Barton Strickland.
Last Visit: Karin's Take On Things
The Prosperity Falls Gazette, March 24, 2007
Niles Strickland, age 72.
Niles Strickland died peacefully in his home after a rousing game of chess with his grandson, Lincoln, who is named after a United States president.
He leaves behind his grieving wife, Mayor of Prosperity Falls, Doris Strickland.
"Naturally, I will miss Niles," says the mayor. "But I will not let that deter my duties to the good people of Prosperity Falls. It will be business as usual at City Hall."
Niles Strickland attended Prosperity Falls Non-Denominational Church, and was an inventor and an artist. In his lifetime, he contributed big simoleons to his wife's political campaigns that he earned through smoozing with Important People in Prosperity Falls, he built and activited 2 Servos, and fathered 4 children. He was grandfather to four children. Niles always supported the Mayor in all her endeavors and kept everything repaired around the house using his superior mechanical abilities.
It wasn't long ago that Niles lost his father, Chevy Strickland, and his mother Kirstee Strickland. Niles was a Family Sim like his parents, but never felt the need to have 13 children like they did. "Four is plenty for me," he was heard to delcare one time. He is survived by two sons Justice (who lives at home with is wife Karin), and Bubbs, (AKA Mr. Knowledge), then daughters Heather and Sarah who are currently attending Sim State University.
Niles was very exited when it was realized his daughter in law Karin was expecting a new baby. "It is much more fun being a grandparent than a parent," Niles quipped one day. "You can love the little tykes and spoil them all day long, then hand them back over to momma and daddy when they are getting fussy and the day is done."
Niles was always around when it came to celebrating brithdays. He was always more than happy to assist his grandchildren in blowing out the candles. Of course, he was always more than happy to assist in the cake eating too! Niles had to go on an exercise program because of all the birthday cakes.
Buff Elderly Niles Strickland
Niles was extremely proud of his grandchildren. "Children are like diamonds. They sparkle and are so shiny...but some of 'em never get out of the rough stages."
It was found that Niles's grandson Lincoln is NOT like the man he his named after. Lincoln has been known to 'kick a person' when they are down, and is a cheater at chess.
Playing chess with Regis McClelland
Distracing Regis whilst he takes another move
Lincoln snickers about his cleaverness
Lori The Good Little Helper
Niles was alway very proud of his family. "Everyone is an individual, and we all have to learn to get along. Whether somebody likes to play music all the time, paint pictures, or fiddle in the workshop. We are all different have something to contribute to life." he said.
When Niles' daughter in law gave birth to the new baby, it turned out to be (cheesecake) twins. (Editor - Karin ate cheesecake at the home of Kolton Strickland in round 14.) Twin girls named Clara Barton after the famous founder of the Red Cross, and Betsy Ross, the historical figure who stitched the first American flag. "I think my son Justice is going to name his children after famous historical figures," said Niles. "I guess it runs in the family. My father named all us kids after characters in the TV Show Fraiser."
Niles did live to see the first birthday of the new twin girls. "This isn't the first generation in this house that has seen twins," he said. "My mother in law Nichole had (natural) twin girls, Madalyn and Mackenzie right here. Now there have been three sets born."
Clara Barton Strickland
Clara Barton Strickland looks much like the Capehart side, without the skintones, and Betsy Ross Strickland looks much like her grandpa, Niles.
Betsy Ross Strickland
Niles was a strong famly man, a wonderful and entertaining husband, and a darn good Strickland. He will be missed.
In other Mayoral news, there was an attempted robbery at the home of the Mayor. Alexis Trimble walked onto the lot looking very sneaky, and was zapped by on of Niles Strickland's inventions, the Sentry Bot.
I don't know what the heck the little girl was doing at the home of the Mayor;" says the Mayor's son and Captain Hero Justice Strickland. "But what ever it was, the Sentry Bot did it's job and protected the Mayor. This is the first time in Prospeirty Falls history one of those machines has attacked a young child. Sadly, there will be an investigation."
No one at the Mayoral mansion was injured.
Xuan: I don't see nothing here!
Jati: Come now Xuan. There is a womb here you could use. She is even an Anotothian!
Xuan: Jati! Her home is so crowded already, her womb is not open for business!
Jati: Alright. You are off the hook this time. I'll be keeping an eye on you, and keep up the reports to the King.
Xaun: Yeah, yeah yeah.
Jati: Keep looking!
ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS ROUND: TOC and LTW: Karin: Chief of Staff, perm plat. 2 New Sims: Clara Barton and Betsy Ross