We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I adore She-Crab soup which, in spite of our having lots of blue crabs here, I can't get in restaurants. I fondly remember a trustees meeting we went to in Virginia Beach, where we found a lovely waterfront restaurant which served delicious She-Crab soup and equally delicious lobster tail. We ate there every night for the five nights we were there, and I had the same menu every night. And didn't get tired of it.
I'm a lady who knows what she wants. And generally gets it.
This book should arrive tomorrow. I've read all his works and can't wait for this one as the setting is so familiar. My grandmother lived down by the Battery, and I spent my weekends there. One time I took some girls with me, and our dates showed up in formal dress (Citadel) and my grandmother went around the room and graciously shook hands with everyone and said, "And who are your people?" And she got answers as that is how it's done. We left and one of the guys said, "Your grandmother has 29 chairs, settees, in the parlor and sitting room. For sure... I counted.
A minor point - In South Carolina "lowcountry" is typically written as a single word and is neither hyphenated nor written as separate words, however, lowcountry is frequently capitalized as is "Holy City" when referring to Charleston. Thank you for your gracious comments on our multi-cultural cusine. Please come again, often and soon. We are not all as dysfunctional as Mr. Conroy would have those from "off" believe.