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.
Anyone who has coached or tutored their child knows how much resistance they meet. I call my sons the "mother's curse": "You should have children like yourself." I do, in trumps. My mother is surely laughing her head off, above. Still, after the daily battles, and perseverence, a light shines.
Keep on truckin', parents. And, thanks Mom. Couldn't do it without remembering you.
My Mom is, as well, laughing from above. Her favourite expression was..."I'm going to live to see you have a son that'll put you through what you put me through". She always said it with a smile and I took it as a compliment. She and I are blessed with two.
Sadly, a car, as she crossed the road, took her from realizing her desire and from meeting, on this plane, 2 of the best, dang young men to walk these plains!! (IMH&BO).
RIP Ann & Lorne.
You are not and will never be forgotten.
And, yes, the apples DID NOT fall far from the tree.