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.
The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum (a renaissance Italian palace transplanted to Boston's Back Bay) was furnished with period pieces, too. Much of the artwork was stolen. I don't know if they ever got any back.
If you go to Boston, this is a must-see. Absolutely must-see.