Ove did not have a lot of friends growing up. Kids thought that he was very stubborn and very bossy. So Ove usually sat alone at lunch, on the bus, and never really tried to talk to anybody.
At home Ove had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. But Ove was the youngest of all the siblings. By the time he got to middle school, all of his siblings could drive. So they were never around to be with Ove.
Ove's parents were also gone a lot. They were hard at work to make money to afford groceries. His siblings eventually went off to college so Ove grew up being left at home to take care of himself. His dad worked at the railroad and his mom was a maid.
After Ove graduated from college, he had learned to only trust certain people. He thought that nobody knew what they were doing. Since his family had turned him away, he didn't want much of a family either. So Ove became a man who kept to himself.
One day Ove fell in love with a girl named Martha. He couldn't keep his eyes off of her whenever she walked around town. So he married her. they moved into a town house in a small and develping town.
eventually new generations of people had moved to the town. Ove was not very happy about it. But he liked his house. He always did morning inspections of the town to make sure it was running okay.