Ida Greenberg
General Information
Mrs. Greenberg
Former baseball player
Mr. Greenberg (spouse/deceased)
Unnamed children
Series Information
S1, S2, S3, S4
First appearance:
Last appearance:

Mrs. Ida Greenberg was a neighbor on Wisteria Lane, who was close friends with Karen McCluskey. She was also the original owner of Toby, the cat.

Character HistoryEdit

Season OneEdit

She first appeared in the episode, Come In Stranger, as a neighbor at the watch-meeting complaining that somebody was watching her whenever she took a shower.

Season TwoEdit

In season two, we discover that Ida has a drinking problem. But that ends because, when she asks for God to end her alcoholism, her bottle is shot due to an event taking place at Mike's house, and she quits. In the same episode, it is also revealed that Ida attends a Methodist church.

Season ThreeEdit

When Mike awakes from his coma, Ida's nephew, Dr. Lee Craig, tells her about this, and she starts spreading the news around Wisteria Lane. Also, when she planned to go on a trip somewhere, in episode 3.06, Susan steals her cab.

Season FourEdit

In season four, Ida has gotten back to drinking. When a neighborhood meeting is done for elections of the street president, Ida objects against the gay neighbors, not because of their fountain, but because they're gay. During the tornado warning, she takes cover in Mrs. McCluskey's basement with the Scavos, and the house is destroyed due to the tornado. It is soon confirmed she has died, sacrificing herself to save Lynette's children and husband. After her death, we learn that Ida was a professional baseball player during World War II. Her ashes are scattered by Lynette and Mrs. McCluskey at a baseball field where she had her glory days. Most of her possessions were taken by her relatives. Karen states that they will sell it online. If this statement was true it's unknown.

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