DEE - a tall, bright, willful farm woman of 55. Slightly heavy perhaps, but in excellent health with abundant energy. Knows her small community and is a significant member of it.
LES - lean farmer of 58. Lined face and powerful calloused hands. Slightly stoop shouldered although he holds his head erect. Fine calm eyes. A relatively quiet man with strong disciplines.
HARRY - Les and Dee's son. 37 and fit. Former high school and college basketball player. Former high school coach. Now an administrator for a large city/country recreation and community development program.
BEV - 34, highly motivated mother and working woman. Mother of Ian, five, and Sadie, seven-going-on-eight, and officer operations manager for a large metropolitan dental clinic. She doesn't buy junk food for the kids except once in a while and she is a good table tennis player.