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THE TRUDEAU-KENDEIL FAMILY & RELATIVES

Grandma (Florence Trudeau, née Lambert) – Mike’s grandmother/Claudia’s mother

Grandpa Jack (Jack Trudeau) – Grandma’s deceased husband, two years her senior.

Claudia “Claudie” Kendeil – Mike’s mother/Grandma’s daughter; lives in Chevy Chase, MD w/Grandma

Martin Kendeil – Mike’s father, divorced from Claudia when Mike was a child, living in Colorado (very little contact)

Mike (Michael Lambert) Kendeil, born 2012

Ward Kendeil, born 2010, deceased

Honorée Loporto (née Kendeil), born 2006 – Mike’s sister; lives in DC
  • Asa, born 2038 – Honorée’s younger son
  • Lee, born 2036 – Honorée’s older son

Steve Loporto – ex-husband of Honorée

Jenny Kendeil – Mike’s & Honorée’s younger sister; a teacher; single; lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia when the story starts; born December 2016

Sanna - Honorée’s partner at start of story

Zenobie – Sanna’s mother; lives in Sweden

Jacob (Jake) Wilder - G-VT Member of US House of Representatives; born 1989; divorced; no kids
Committee Memberships & Titles
  • House Committee on Financial Services
- House Subcttee on Domestic Monetary Policy, Technology, & Economic Growth
- House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
  • House Committee on Government Reform
- House Subcttee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs & International Relations
- House Subcommittee on Census

Christine Hayes – Jake’s girlfriend, born 1999; younger cousin of Claudia Kendeil; unmarried
Jessamyn Hayes – Christine’s younger sister, born 2001
Dean Hayes – Christine’s younger brother, born 2004
Maryann Hayes (née Lambert) - Christine’s mother; younger sister of Grandma
Bob Hayes – Maryann’s husband; 8th-generation Vermonter

FAMILY FRIENDS
Burkhardts – Friends of Grandma’s in Chesapeake, VA
Burns Foster – Friend of Grandma’s; lives in Elizabeth City, NC
Juan Foster – Burns’ husband
Dwight & Henry – Friends of Grandma’s who live together in Richmond, VA

HOUSEHOLD & MARKET GARDEN STAFF
Fernando – Employee of Chevy Chase Market Garden who accompanies Grandma on her trip; his wife and 5 children live in suburban Maryland
Marcus – Employee of Chevy Chase Market Garden; his wife Becca and 2 kids live in Grandma’s carriage house apartment
Lon - Employee of Chevy Chase Market Garden

DANIELS FAMILY & ASSOCIATED PEOPLE
Ari Daniels – Lives in Blacksburg, VA – retired Virginia Tech civil engineering professor
Jessica Daniels – Ari’s wife
Lara Daniels - daughter living in Salem, near Roanoke, VA; born in 2012
Daryl Daniels - son living in Blacksburg at home with his parents; born 2014

Ginny Rawls - Apartment-mate of Lara Daniels in Salem, VA

RANDOM FREDERICKSBURG PEOPLE
Portia – Jenny Kendeil’s apartment-mate
Julius - Portia’s boyfriend
The Ginsburg-Smiths – A landed family in central/tidewater Virginia
The Montagues - A landed family in central/tidewater Virginia
The Winthrops - A landed family in central/tidewater Virginia

BURHANS FAMILY (Fredericksburg, VA)
Ethan Burhans – father
Lena Burhans - mother
Celia Burhans – teenage daughter (17)
Nate Burhans – older son (late teens/twenties)
Carl Burhans – younger teenage son
Jim – a family friend, young man

NAMED HORSES
Bill & Belle – Grandma’s main team
Sherbet – back-up draft horse owned by Grandma

HOME GUARD, BLACKSBURG, ETC.
Dee – A Home Guard member and VDOT detail member
Charles “Bobby” Pierce – Master Sergeant, Southwestern Virginia Home Guard
Tade Porter - A Home Guard member and VDOT detail member
Wilson - A Home Guard member and VDOT detail member

Jenny Ferris – Someone Lara knows in Blacksburg, VA from high school to whom she refers in a conversation about Charles “Bobby” Pierce

US & OTHER STATE POLITICS
Betsy Orman – friend of Grandma’s, wife of Doug Orman.
Doug Orman – retired moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvaina, living in Chevy Chase; neighbor and friend of Grandma.

Sash LeTourneau – emigrating Princeton professor and political activist

Lucia Morales – Sitting US president, elected in 2036

Anthony Hedges – Sitting US Vice-President and Democratic presidential candidate in 2040

Martin Laugherty – Republican/Homelander joint candidate in 2040; Speaker of the House;
Congressman from Illinois

Prokop Vulk – Laugherty’s chief of staff; from Minnesota

Helena Rodriguez – Clerk of the US House of Representatives

Boyce Menninger – Texas member of the US House of Representatives (R-Texas); Chair, Energy & Transportation Committee

Crispus – D-NY Member of US House of Representatives, Energy & Transportation Committee

Amoroso - Member of US House of Representatives, Energy & Transportation Committee

Dickson - Member of US House of Representatives, Energy & Transportation Committee

Senger - Member of US House of Representatives, Energy & Transportation Committee; freshmen, Party for the Defense of the Homeland.

Alice Szabo - D-Ohio, Member of US House of Representatives , Energy & Transportation
Committee, session chair
Elijah Semmel – R-Florida, Member of US House of Representatives , Energy & Transportation Committee

Maureen Santiamo-Cooke – R-Arizona, Member of US House of Representatives , Energy & Transportation Committee

Hadrian Ashanti – Green mayor of New York City

Jerry Hannity – Governor of Massachusetts

Max Videtos – Governor of New York

Janet Jones – Governor of Rhode Island

Bourne – Governor of New Hampshire

Longfellow – Governor of Connecticut

Pirelli – Governor of Maine

Myra Eich – Governor of Maryland

Robbins – Governor of Virginia

VERMONT POLITICS
Senator Howard Rosen – D-VT (the senior senator)
Senator Bart Ross – The junior US Senator, R-Vermont
Lucy Gavarino – Aide to Sen. Bart Ross, R-Vermont

Margaret Stern – Green Party activist in Windsor County
Roy Keppel – State representative from Windsor, moderate Republican, firebrand
Glady Keppel – Roy’s elderly mother
Al Conley – Editor of the Rutland Herald
Bill Zeller – Editor of the Vermont Clarion
Arden Sommers – Chair of X County’s Green Party organization

Anna Cleary – Green candidate for VT Governor; currently Lt. Gov.
Jeanne Remington – Sitting VT Governor; Republican
Ed Schoonemaker - Director of the Vermont Division of Emergency Management

Staff of Jake Wilder
Steve Johnson - Chief of Staff
Linda Shatner - Scheduler
Moriah Oglethorpe - Legislative Director
Lola Osmanian - Press Secretary
Doug Dupre - Aide
Selena Illuzzi - Aide
Mary Worthington - State Director

WHITE FLINT MARKET PEOPLE (Rockville, Maryland)
Grackle – a market bird; was once a chef in a top Washington, DC hotel
Mary – runs next stall over