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'm sorry to let you all know Marianne suffered a pulmonary embolism on July 23, 2012 and died September 25, 2012. She would love it you raise a shot of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey in her honor tomorrow after Romney wins this election. Oh, how she wanted her vote to be counted in this election! She was my dear friend; I miss her so, as I know all of you who had the privilege of knowing her will miss her as well. I have been working to get her beloved husband Downs settled into an assisted living here in Houston. Please pass the word on to those who I don’t have email addresses on. She was a great lady.
S. Colette Chapman
A toast to our friend Marianne, regardless of election results.
As I said at Bruce's nice eulogy a few weeks ago, I viewed Marianne as the voice of 'Old America'. One of the things that made her special was that she wasn't your classic 'sweet old gal'. She could lay into some nonsense coming out of Washington with the best of them.
I keep a bottle of Jameson Crested Ten in the liquor cabinet for special occasions. (you can only buy it in ireland.). I will be breaking it out tomorrow hopefully for two reasons, in any case for Marianne.
We don't bury our loved ones in the ground. We bury them in our hearts where they remain forever.