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Nannie (real name Janet Taylor) is the maternal grandmother of Charlie, Sam, Kristy & David Michael Thomas, the step-grandmother of Karen & Andrew Brewer and the adoptive maternal grandmother of Emily Michelle Brewer.


Her age is described as in her 70s and she usually wears pants. Nannie is described as energetic and spry. She can be very firm when it comes to discipline.


Her daughters are Elizabeth, Colleen and Theo. In Karen's Big Top, her birthday is at the end of July. She does not like being the center of attention and surprise parties, leaving Karen to tell her about the party the family planned before it happened.

Nannie used to live in an apartment 45 minutes away from the Thomases' old house, but moved into the Brewer-Thomas house after Emily Michelle was adopted.

In Kristy's Big Day, Nannie made the dresses that Kristy and Karen Brewer wore for the wedding. It's also mentioned that she never comes over to visit empty handed.

When Watson became Mr. Mom after his heart attack, she felt left out and temporarily moved into an apartment in the Waterford Gardens Complex. She moves back home after realizing that she is needed and loved.

In Karen's Wish she broke her hip a couple of weeks before Christmas and developed a staph infection. She spent three weeks in the hospital before being released just in time for the holidays.

In Karen's Mistake she becomes close to a man named Brian English and went on a couple of dates with him. Karen worries that they will get married and move out. Nannie assures her that nothing like that would happen.


After she won the Cocoa Best Chocolate Cook-Off, Nannie began a baking business.


  • Bowling (she is a member of a bowling league)
  • Sewing and knitting
  • A terrific cook
  • Her favorite CD is Frank Sinatra (#8)
  • Her favorite book is "The Mayor of Casterbridge", she's read it once every year since she was fifteen (SS#1)
  • She loves watching the New York Knicks
  • Gardening