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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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50 year old Pureblood
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Lucy Pettigrew

Full Name: Lucille Pettigrew née Carrow.

Nickname(s): Lucy.

Birthdate: 5th November, 1837.

Age: 50

Occupation: Socialite.

Blood Status: Pureblood.

Residence: Wellingtonshire, Hogsmeade.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.

Wand: Silver birch, 14 inches, unicorn hair.

Edward Carrow | Father | 1801-
Eurydice Carrow née Nott | Mother | 1818-
Richard Carrow | Brother | 1840-
Susannah Carrow | Sister | 1842-

Henrich Pettigrew | Husband | 1831-1884 Thom Pettigrew | Son | July 1855-
-Chastity Pettigrew née Browne | Daughter-in-law | 1860-1884
-Odessa Pettigrew | Granddaughter | 1882-
-Alexander Pettigrew | Grandson | 1883-
Jane Prewett née Pettigrew | Daughter | Deb 1856-1883
-Faustus Prewett | Son-in-law | 1850-
-Edelweiss Prewett | Granddaughter |1877-
-Iris Prewett | Granddaughter | 1882-
-Mezereon Prewett | Grandson | 1883-
Albert Pettigrew | Son | March 1858-
Manfred Pettigrew | Son | March 1859-
Blonde and delicate, with a slender figure and standing at 5’3 Lucy was an idyllically beautiful woman in her youth and age hasn’t really diminished her looks. She dresses fashionably and would never consider leaving the house looking anything other than respectable. Blue-eyed, she has sharp cheekbones and a face that suggests anger rather than softness, though this is usually misleading.
Though occasionally fragile and often odd due to her illnesses Lucy is still mostly charming and polite, only letting her mouth run away with her when she is amongst the most familiar company. She is astute in dealing with others for the most part – she used to be a lot better and could read people extremely well indeed – but she was never any great scholar. She has spent a lifetime trading on her beauty to get things done and can pretty much still do this for the most part, something that pleases her immensely! She is incredibly nosey and used to be an A+ card player after Henrich taught her – now she has no one to play with and keep up her practice which makes her pout. Poor Lucy. #widowproblems

Hysteria: Lucy has what the doctors of the era would have categorised as hysteria but as I’m not sure whether that’s a diagnosis that the wizarding medics would ever give I’m just going to assume that she sees healers for individual things but as they all seem hospital-based rather than someone having a GP I doubt anyone would put together her string of symptoms. Ergo, she won’t be being sent to any asylums anytime soon.
Generally speaking she always appears perfectly healthy to everyone in the public eye, if a little drawn but this is put down to her recent tragedies, however she has the following symptoms that close family members/household staff may well be aware of:
Hypochondria – Self-explanatory. She keeps her distance from people she doesn’t know are perfectly healthy and after last summer anyone laughing too much around her can trigger anxiety attacks.
Panic attacks – She never suffered from them until after Jane’s death, at which point they began to occur infrequently, however, it wasn’t until Henrich died and she nearly followed him to the grave that they became more common.
Insomnia and irritability
Muscle spasms and faintness: Although the latter can largely be put down to her frequent loss of appetite and not eating or drinking all day because she just forgets and/or can’t be bothered.
Histrionic Personality Disorder

1837: Born to the upper class Carrows, Lucille is the first child of three and, like her siblings, utterly spoiled rotten from birth.

1844: Lucy first displays magic by half-transfiguring the teapot of her tea set into a black cat, resulting in a new doll from her parents for the achievement and the poor governess chasing a scurrying fluffy teapot with a furry tail in lieu of a spout around the nursery.

1849: After an entirely pleasant but utterly remarkable childhood in which Lucy is the darling of her household, beloved of servants and guests alike, she attends Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw. She is slightly disappointed, having hoped for Slytherin, but she quickly convinces herself that it is just as distinguished and makes friends.

1849-1854: Lucy has a lovely time at school, utterly failing to live up to the lofty intellect of her great house, but having a gleefully inquisitive nature where it comes to other people. One might, if they were being impolite, almost call her nosey though she would never admit to this! She blossoms from a pretty child to a beautiful young woman and halfway through her fifth year and OWLs realises that there is simply no point in remaining at school and convinces her father to find her a husband over the summer.

Autumn 1854: Daddy comes through! Yaay! He introduces her to Henrich Pettigrew, who happily, isn’t that much older than her and is rather handsome and Lucy has enough of a girlish heart for it to flutter quickly and decide that she loves him. They marry in the September, with Lucy taking great pleasure in the thought that this is a great deal more productive than attempting something as silly as NEWTS. worst Ravenclaw ever

July 1855: Having fallen pregnant almost immediately – go Henrich! – Lucy gives birth to her first son, Thom. He immediately becomes the centre of her world and she always approaches her hour with him with glee.

December 1856: Lucy gives birth to Jane, her first and only daughter and gahhhh she’s so pretty Lucy loves her like the prettiest doll ever!

1858-1859: She gives birth to Albert and almost immediately falls pregnant with Manfred, who is born the following year. Henrich vacates the bedroom on a regular basis, though he occasionally returns at Christmas or birthdays, and though they aren’t physically affectionate they are remarkably fond of each other.

1866-1870: Over a short few years all four of her children head off to Hogwarts and she misses them dearly, having tried her best to be a nice enough mother. She’s a bit aloof but hopes they miss her too and settles into social events and charity being her main occupations.

1871: Jane is betrothed to Faustus Prewett and marries him in 1875, having three granddaughter’s over the place of five years that make Lucy feel extremely old! they’re pretty and well-behaved so she likes them secretly shush

1881: Thom marries Chastity Browne and Lucy is pretty incensed because of her class and throws a snit that literally only Henrich indulges her in. Once she has been reassured by as many people as her husband can find to get involved that everything is fine and no one thinks they’re peasants now she calms down.

May 1883: Quite literally the worst thing that has ever happened to Lucy in her overprotected, privileged life occurs when Jane dies giving birth to twin boys. Lucy was aware that people did die under such circumstances of course, but she had never imagined for a moment that it might take her daughter and the shock hits her very badly, being the first trigger in her deteriorating state.

1884: Both she and Henrich contract the laughing sickness that ravages the wizarding population and though she is able to fight it off he is not so fortunate and she loses the man she perhaps didn’t love with a great passion but certainly the one she intended to grow old with. Theirs was a love of familiarity and without Henrich, who had always sworn to look after her, she feels lost and alone and her behaviour becomes increasingly strange during her recovery. As she is not the only newly widowed member of the family Thom moves her into his home in September 1884, at which point she relocates to Hogsmeade for the first time after a life in the quiet countryside.

1885-1886: Settling into her new life proves difficult, especially when Thom leaves the country for an indeterminate amount of time for reasons he makes no effort to share with his mother. In the meanwhile she renews several old acquaintances and becomes friends with a woman half her age who inspires the same sort of loving protection in her that Jane did. Lucy has no idea how closely connected she and Ursula Black truly are though or that they share a blood relation. Not long after Thom returns he marries Hannah Echelon-Arnost, whose father has been all over the papers for the worst kinds of reasons, has a grandmother Lucy would rather die than associate with and whose only redeeming relative is August, whom Lucy unsurprisingly adores.

1887-1888: After a terrifying experience in the summer involving tigers, saki and the nephew she is secretly very fond of Lucy emerges to discover that her daughter-in-law has lost the child she was carrying. Despite herself she does feel some sympathy for her, but not enough to object when she removes herself to the country estate and Lucy stays in Hogsmeade with Thom and her grandchildren.

+ She is the mother of Puddlemere United sponsor Thom Pettigrew and often appears, for a short period of time, at Quidditch events.
+ She barely speaks to anybody at these events.

+ She is known to have a distracted manner.

+ She is in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
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<blockquote>A stored olfactory memory of something sweet and spicy, tinged with warm intimacy came over Lucy and for a brief, bright moment she was simply consumed with a feeling of comfort and calm. Balmy summer nights should not be at the forefront of her mind in the middle of a cold November and yet they were and for no reason that she could grasp.

“Entirely so thank you,” she replied politely, trying to rummage through her mind as quickly as she was able to conjure up this woman’s name. She clearly knew who she was – why else would she have been here after all – but Lucy expected she was one of Jane’s friends whom she had long since forgotten the name of, although she couldn’t imagine why one of her daughter’s friends would ever feel especially obliged to attend! “I do hope Jane hasn’t just abandoned you without making proper introductions?” </blockquote>