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Note: This is for the blended family that Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer and Watson Brewer created when they married. For Karen's Little House family see the Engle Family and Kristy's paternal family see the Thomas Family.

Kristy Thomas Brewer Family Portrait from 1991 Calendar

The Brewer/Thomas family portrait from the 1991 BSC calendar.

The Brewer/Thomas family is a family that lives at 1210 McLelland Road in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

General

The house is three miles from the Kishis' residence and is four minutes away from the train station. In Karen's School Bus she mentions that she lived just far enough for a bus ride, implying that the school is close.

It's noted that the family has been around Stoneybrook for a long time. The house was mentioned to be Victorian in nature in Kristy and the Missing Fortune.

Family

Extended Family

Brewer Family

  • Neena (Watson's mother). His parents are still alive in Welcome Back, Stacey!, although in other books its mentioned his father already passed.
  • Faith and Pierson Chambers - Watson's aunt and uncle (SS#8)
  • Moe - Watson's uncle (#129)
  • Watson's great aunt, Josephine Adelaide Brewer, was a socialite, famous for her lavish parties. Every Independence Day she would invite half the town of West Dudley Massachusetts to her house including the mayor in Karen's Field Day.
  • Watson had a distant cousin named Louisa that left him an heirloom pin in Karen's Big Sister when she passed away. Watson only met her a couple of times and says that she was nice.
  • Watson's grandmother, Ida Brewer, traveled when she was young and took a grand tour of Europe for three years. She was an expert skier and met her husband, Bill, in Vermont where he was a student of hers mentioned in Karen's Field Day.
  • Watson's aunt Carol won a prize at the Ohio State Fair and took first place for the biggest pumpkin in 1966 in Karen's Field Day.
  • Family legend said that Watson's mother's great grandparents was a Cherokee woman in Karen's Field Day.
  • Watson has a deceased uncle Moe mentioned in Kristy at Bat.
  • Watson has an aunt Faith that owns a cabin in Shadow Lake. She leaves it behind for him in Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake. She's married to Mr. Pierson.

Thomas Family

Pets

In Abby's Un-Valentine, Kristy mentions that her mom and Watson were not ready to get any new pets.

House Description

The house is an old Victorian home with four floors, the fourth is an attic and the third is largely unused. Karen describes the house as the "big house" when she stays with her father. According to Karen, the ghost of Ben Brewer (Karen and Andrew’s great-great grandfather) is said to haunt the bedroom on the third floor and the attic. Charlie installed an intercom system for Watson while he recovered from his heart attack. The system is set up in the kitchen, Watson's bedroom, living room, and Watson's' library.

David Michael, Karen, Andrew, and Emily Michelle all share a bathroom. There's a sun room on the back of the house.

Living Room

The living room is described as gigantic with a grand piano (Steinway brand mentioned in Kristy and the Dirty Diapers), a little tree, three couches, five armchairs, a long glass coffee table, several end tables and a crystal chandelier. Instead of carpeting, the room has Oriental rugs. It also has floor to ceiling windows that look out into the front lawn.

Family Room

The family room is described as "always on the messy side."

Kitchen

The kitchen is described as old & country with a big parson's table & two long benches. The countertops are covered with blue & white tiles. Copper pots hang from the wall and the curtains match the wallpaper. In Kristy and the Snobs, Kristy said that she loved the kitchen

Mudroom

The mudroom is where the family gets dressed for the winter weather and where Shannon's leash is hung up.

Butler's Pantry

There is a little pantry by the mudroom. It used to just sit there going to waste and filled with junk, the walls were crumbling, and the window leaks when it rains. There's a sink that gets replaced, new cupboards and shelves are put in, and the window gets repaired. A new light fixture is added as well.

In Karen's Cooking Contest, the pantry gets fixed up and part of Nannie's candy making business. The pantry has its own phone line connected. She uses the space to take orders, make baskets, and create decorations. The kitchen is where she does all her normal baking.

Bedrooms

Andrew, Charlie, David Michael, Emily Michelle, Karen, Kristy, Nannie, and Sam all have their own bedrooms, but Elizabeth and Watson share a bedroom.

In The Fire at Mary Anne's House, when the Spier/Schafer Family stays with them it's mentioned that Sharon and Richard share a room that has a bathroom attached to it. Mary Anne and Dawn also share a room.

Library

Watson's library is described as a dark, peaceful comfortable place with cushy leather chairs, thick rugs, china lamps, a big wooden desk and shelves of books. The room has a nice smell to it: like Lemon Pledge and musty books. A stepladder makes the upper shelves accessible.

Attic

The attic is located on the fourth floor- room after room- and is big with rafters that Kristy has to duck under. The attic is filled with old furniture covered in white sheets along with a brass doll's bed & a rocking horse as mentioned in Mallory and the Mystery Diary.

Basement

A basement is mentioned in Claudia's Freind Friend where David Michael pulls a prank on Stacey McGill.

Outdoors

The house has a big backyard with a great climbing tree, playground set and tons of outdoor games in the garage. Watson has a rose garden, vegetable patch, and the garden has daffodils. In Karen's Pumpkin Patch, Watson also grew pumpkins in the fall. In Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer it's mentioned there's an invisible electric fence around the background. There's a shed and a large front porch in Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever.

The side yard is big enough to form an informal baseball diamond in Kristy at Bat. There's a new playhouse in the backyard mentioned in The Fire at Mary Anne's House.

Karen mentions that there's a detached garage behind the trees and gardens. The driveway in the front winds around to the side of the house and leads to the garage in Karen's Cartwheel. Together Karen, Hannie Papadakis, and Nancy Dawes clean out the garage.

Household Customs & Rules

Customs

  • A cleaning woman comes in the Brewer-Thomas house twice a week.
  • The shopping list and schedules are posted on the bulletin board. Watson's list of "Forbidden Foods" is posted on the refrigerator next to the week's menus & snacks.
  • The children get story time after bath time before they go to bed.
  • Watson & Elizabeth subscribe to the Stoneybrook News and the New York Times.

Rules

  • No feeding pets from the table
  • There is a strict rule about boyfriends & girlfriends: they are not allowed in the house unless adults are present in Kristy + Bart = ?.
  • No spying on the neighbors Karen's Witch.

Family Cars

Watson has an old black Ford. The emergency car is parked in the shed at the back of the property.

In the garage, there is a red sports car, a fancy new car and the Thomases' green station wagon which has four-wheel drive.

Charlie parks the junk bucket and Nannie parks the pink clinker in a garage as well.

Trivia

  • Kristy's extended family doesn't live in Stoneybrook.
  • Kristy said that she had an aunt that had a dog who used to catch mice in the field behind her house in Kristy and the Kidnapper.
  • The family participated in the Run for Your Money event in Dawn's Big Move.
  • Nannie, Watson, and Elizabeth sit down with Kristy in Keep Out, Claudia!, to talk about a racist client.
  • All of the younger kids participate in the BSC's world records book in Kristy + Bart = ?.
  • Dr. Smith is the regular family vet in Kristy and the Snobs.
  • Kathy used to sit for David Michael sometimes in Kristy's Great Idea.
  • All of the younger kids participate in the BSC's playgroup in Claudia and Mean Janine.
  • The Thomas' have been to Florida on spring break sometime before the events of the series mentioned in Mary Anne Saves the Day.
  • Kristy notes that Watson is a great cook.
  • There's three phone lines in the house: one in Watson's office for work, the family phone line, and Nannie's work line.

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Family Members

Places in the House

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