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.
My Aunt Jennie, editor of "The Horn Book" and also a children's author, used to correspond with Wilder, though LEW was a generation older. I retained the correspondence until about a decade ago, when I donated it to the college library that has my aunt's collection. They had they same illustrator, Garth Williams.
Assistant Village Idiot
Rose Wilder Lane, who was Laura and Almanzo's daughter, was an interesting thinker/writer of the libertarian persuasion and also a pretty good novelist. I reviewed here work here: