Scarlette is a 48 year old grandmother who lives in the Evergreen Trailer Park. She is a heavy smoker with a bad dye job (ash-blonde), and green eyes. She is thin and tan, but very wrinkly, and looks older than 48 because of hard living. Scarlette got pregnant by a 38 year old man when she was 16, and was pushed into marriage by her parents, who were very religious. After two kids (Kelly
), Scarlette's husband left her for another teenage girl, and she never saw him again. She raised her kids all by herself and worked double shifts as a waitress to make ends meet. Her children thanked her by becoming bratty and ungrateful in their teens, and Jason
eventually served jail time. Kelly
got pregnant when she was 15, and left home for a while; she came back with her baby son to live in Scarlette's trailer after she ran out of money. She still lives there with her son, Blade, and works as a bartender, stealing money out of Scarlette's purse every now and then. Scarlette suspects Kelly
is stealing from her, but never accuses her. She is afraid that if she does so, Kelly
will move out and never speak to her again.
Scarlette still reads her Bible every day, though she finds little reason to have faith these days. It's more of a habit for her than anything, but sometimes she'll get inspired by a line or a psalm. She burns through her spending money at the Five Feathers Casino, but never wins big. Her trailer is messy, and Kelly
teases her mother about being a hoarder. Scarlette hasn't been with a man in over a decade, and she is very, very lonely. She fantasizes about getting in her car and driving to a place where no one knows her so she can start a new life, but she will never do that.
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
-Charles Bukowski "And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!"
-The ghost of Vivian Vance