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.
Totally off topic but I stumbled across this book that may be of interest to New Englanders who appreciate food and history.
DINING on the SHORE LINE ROUTE
History and recipes of New Haven Railroad's fabulous Dining Car Department from its earliest years until 1969. The people, trains, cars, china, silverware, menus, advertising, and recipes of this fine service are detailed in this fascinating and well researched work. New Haven was justifiably famous for its fine food on its great fleet of trains. Included are many actual recipes that show the variety of the line's food, served for so many years to so many travelers in the Northeastern U.S.