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.
Grandmothers have known forever that many personality traits and styles run in families. If it is true that around 40% of basic personality traits can be attributed to genetics, the old advice to check out the parents of a person you are considering marrying makes good sense.
The cultural failure to recognise this costs us a lot of money and creates a lot of arguments.
Assistant Village Idiot
Back in the day, was wont to look at offsprings and mutter "you are SOO like your cousins". Then remembered said cousins were adopted. Reconsidered, looked at offsprings, and muttered "you are STILL so like your cousins".
That being said we're watching a crop of grandbrats and observing where we can see their parents in the offsprings. And, needless to say, how we can try to make a positive influence on their lives. They're the grandbrats, but they're great kids and we are thanking God for the blessings we have received.