Jon Booth
Portrayed by Ed Asner
Name: Jon Booth
Birthday: November 15, 1951
Origin: Blig
Role: Tradesman
Affiliation: Rocklin Lumber
Title: Lumberjack
Resources: ●● Comfortable
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Description

History

(WIP)
It was quite dramatic and romantic the day Hope met Jon Booth. She was in her tent in the camp the hippies had established between the harvest site and the lumber camp. Preparing for the day of being chained to her favorite tree she named Bruce. Suddenly there was a young man, ripping through the door of the tent, snatching her up and running down the hill with her in nothing but a t-shirt over his shoulder like a sack. Hope stopped beating on him when she looked up at a thunderous sound. It was a landslide of mud and cut trees from the harvest zone above. Her tent was swept away and crushed by the slide. She would have been killed if not for her hero. When he put her down she planted a kiss on his lips. The rest of her life was sealed with that kiss. She married that young handsome logger five months to the day after that kiss chained to Bruce in a white veil, tie-dye maxi dress. After that day she left the camp and moved in with Jon and his family in town.

Jon's mother had passed away just under a year before they met. So Hope became quite the little housewife taking care of Jon and his widowed father. Hope's relationship with her family didn't suffer greatly with the change in her lifestyle. They loved their little girl no matter what. But they were not entirely thrilled that their daughter was now a logger's wife. But both Hope and Jon did what they could (without him getting fired) to help change things from within.

Getting pregnant proved to be difficult for Hope, so when she discovered the new pioneering industry of personal computers in the 1980s she decided that she wanted to go to college and get a degree in computers. This new passion for her helped her not be so focused on having a baby. When she did get her degree she started up a little out of their home Computer Tech business. Hope and Jon also made the decision that they would become a group home to foster children in need. Hope had seen several sorts of foster situations when she was a child and her parents were in and out of prison. So it was important for her to give local foster kids a really warm, healthy environment. It was quite a surprise in 1986 when Hope was nearly 40 to discover that she was pregnant and they welcomed Penelope Booth May 28th, 1987.

Since Penny was born Hope mostly trouble-shoots over the internet and over the phone. But she'll also build/repair computers for friends, family, and neighbors at pretty nice rates.

Story Hooks

Connections, leads, and goals that can potentially generate role-play.

  • Lumberjack: Jon has worked for Rocklin Lumber since he was 16 years old. That is about 51 years of logging experience under his belt. He works the Delimber and is the kind of logger that likes to sass the younger guys with 'back in my day' stories about how they didn't have fancy big machines to do most of the work for them.

Relationships

Hope Hope
Wife
You never know if you've got the stuff of heroes until there's a crisis. Jon proved that he's got the stuff and Hope was his life changing reward. To this day he's confident that he'll rush into danger, if it means saving her.
Penny Penny
Daughter
His precious lil Penny.
Grace Grace
Sister-In-Law
Jon appreciates and respects his sister-in-law, even if she might cause plenty of headache at Rocklin Lumber.

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