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.
Thalpy my friend ... I loved it! Brought it all back, she did. 'I'll Be Seeing You' makes me tear up every time. Thank you, Bird Dog, for bringing back such touching memories. Vera Lynn has always symbolized the dogged courage of our British cousins to me. And Vera Lynn is still a beauty and a charmer.