Grandma: Aged 73, Caucasian. Born and raised in rural Southern MN, she is the chair of every social function in town, and incredibly nurturing to her large family. She has a deep religious Lutheran background, and knows that her family doesn't share her views. Ten years after the death of her husband, she has begun dating again, and she is introducing her boyfriend to her family for the first time, much to her granddaughter's dismay.
George: Aged 79, Caucasian. A farmer for most of his life, and a wise and down-to-earth widower from rural Southern MN. Seen as the Catholic heartthrob of the town, he has settled down to date Grandma, and is meeting her family for the first time.
Velma: Aged 80, Caucasian. Eccentric and full of energy with a special talent for knowing everyone's business. She always hangs around Main Street, waiting for someone to come by and say hello.
Michael: Aged 45, Caucasian. Son of Grandma and father to the main character, Lisa, Michael is a quiet, reflective type with an talent for amateur photography. He usually stays out of the way at family functions, preferring to sit in the corner, editing his photos.
Andrea: Aged 42, Caucasian. A headstrong, extroverted woman, mother to the main character, Lisa. She loves a good laugh and a family party, but is no nonsense when it comes to a child acting out. She has lots of love and laughter in her heart, for both her children and the world around her.