At 86 Harriet Cox has experienced a lot of changes. She witnessed the development of antibiotics and the commercialization of flight. She watched the fall of the Soviet Union and she watched the first man walk on the moon. She endured the poverty of the American Great Depression and later on enjoyed the wealth of capitalism.
But she never expected to see what appears to be the end of humanity.
Harriet and her two sisters were raised by their father. Her mother left when they were all very young. Being a child in south Mississippi during the 1930’s Great Depression instilled values in Harriet that are outdated at best, fossilized bigotry at worst. She has donated plenty of money through her church to local charity organizations, but she refuses to travel alone with “the blacks”. Raised in a time when the man was the head of his household, she carries these ideologies and will tell anyone who will listen that she misses having a man to take care of her. Harriet knows that the world has changed and with all the people from her youth all dead, she feels left behind. Harriet feels acutely that her happiest days are behind her. Her beloved husband is long dead, and her two children as well. She knows and understands loss.
Her husband James had been in the military and years ago he had been stationed in Chernarus. Harriet traveled with him and has fond memories of their time together. It was in Chernarus that she celebrated her 20th birthday. It was in Chernarus that her children were born. Harriet likes to brag that they spoke the language well until they moved back to the states.
When James died, she made a big decision. She moved back to Chernarus in hopes of gaining some sort of peace in a country that to Harriet inspired nostalgia and memories.
With the emergence of the virus, Harriet feels like she has outlived her time. She is old, but resourceful and her mental acuity is still sharp. This has enabled her to live as long as she has. She clings to her religion to keep her going these days, but she finds little pleasure in enduring life anymore.