| Scott Palmer is inactive and can no longer roleplay.
Portrayer's note: Harry was better and the only reason scott existed let's be honest.
|Birthday:||6th of January, 1940|
|Education:||N/A (school closed long time ago)|
|Housemates:||Son, daughter in law, grandson|
Scott dresses in a way stereotypical to his job that some people can find amusing; he wears a lot of old-fashion cap hats and his wardrobe consists largely of blue, red and green clothes.
Scott is quite comfortable with his appearance, and he is often told that he looks quite good for his age. He exercises quite regularly by walking a lot and is pretty fit.
Scott is your typical 'local character'; despite the fact that he doesn't do a whole lot of work around the grocer anymore, many people in the area know his name and he still hangs around a lot. He has quite the sense of humour and is very extroverted, striking up conversations with strangers is something he does on a regular basis, and this is why so many people know him.
He is also very optimistic and always finds something nice about any given individual. Some people would find him quite intense and his intended compliments can sometimes come across as slightly offensive due to his lack of tact or clever wording. Despite his larger-than-life personality, Scott is actually rather closed minded, but he generally has good intentions and never sets out to be rude or discriminative to anyone.
Scott is very caring to his family and is very rarely rude to them, even though he is sometimes pretty impatient, he is also sometimes the best one to deal with a situation, due to his assertiveness. His son and his son's wife often call him over to deal with their teenage son, and he owes them as much because he pretty much lives in their house.
Scott was born in the year 1940 in Blackwood Mountain, where he has lived all of his life, and, as he will often allude to, times were very different then. In some cases, he has had trouble adjusting to the different conventions of society today, but he tries his hardest.
Scott began and completed elementary school like any other kid, he never put much though into his education at that time and spent more of his hours playing sport or doing other things with his friends than studying. It was when he was in high school that he realised that he was learning at a slower pace than the kids around him and that they all seemed to find it much easier to read, write and complete mathematic equations that him. Since then, he chose to focus on less academic subjects, and at his school at that time, the only choice was sport. He excelled in almost all sports and that became his identity.
Little before the end of his high school education, Scott's rather conservative parents set him aside to have a very serious conversation with him. They didn't think that there were any possible career options in sport, so they told him he had to very quickly pick up his game in maths and English so that he would be able to study and get into a 'respectable' profession. Scott tried his complete hardest to go by his parents word because he didn't want to disappoint them, but he simply couldn't get his head around the two core academic subjects. He did alright in some other subjects but didn't manage to pass the version of an end-of-school exam that was around at the time.
Needless to say, Scott did not get into any kind of further education and his parents were very disappointed. He moved out of the house but stayed in Blackwood Mountain and somehow managed to ignore his parents until they later moved away to Australia in 1964.
Among his parent's departure, another important thing happened to Scott in 1964 - he got married. His wife, Beverly, was five years older than him and had grown up next door to him all his life. Scott had always had something of a crush on Beverly and was extremely happy to marry her. When they had their reception, they discovered that there had been a booking issue at the venue that they had chosen - there were two couples getting married in the same spot on the same day in almost the same time slot. The other couple was Rita and Harry Buttershaw. Scott had always gone to school with Harry, although Harry was five years younger, and he had seen Rita before, although she had moved into town only recently. Instead of arguing until only one couple was able to get married in the place they desired, the two couples quickly came to the conclusion that they would pretty much have a double wedding. They have all been friends ever since.
Scott's wife, Beverly gave birth to their son in 1968 - the same year that Harry and Rita had their first and only child. They called their son Robert and the three were a happy family. Scott soon got a job working at the local grocery, where he still has a kind of part-time job, and Beverly worked as a nurse in the nearest hospital.
Robert got married to his wife (and moved out of the house), Kimberly in 1990, when he was 22. This was a very bittersweet day, especially for Scott and Robert, because it was the day that Beverly passed away. Her mental and physical health had been deteriorating for a while, but in the end it was dementia that killed her. Kimberly and Robert tried for a very long time to have a child but Kimberly didn't fall pregnant for another ten years, in 2000. Their son, Cody, is turning 16 this year. Cody was around five when Scott first moved in with his son due to him having difficulties maintining his own house, so Cody is very used to having Scott around.
Having worked in a grocery store and having maths skills taught to him by a patient employer who he is infinitely grateful for, Scott later diagnosed himself as mildly dyslexic. He has read about it a lot online and is very sure of his self-diagnosis, but he doesn't see a professional to be officialy diagnosed because he dislikes doctors. He has gone slightly deaf, but other than this he has very little health complications and is aging very well. When asked, he puts it down to the fact that he ate so many vegetables growing up.
|Another one for the tribe|
|Face claim: Bernard Cribbins – Portrayer: Pepper24Dalek|