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 get the impression that the world has moved beyond the "summering" lifestyle. The kids would all sit around glued to their devices for most of the day. They could have just stayed in New Jersey and saved the travel time.
Here on the Gulf Coast, where we were smashed by a hurricane last year, I'm really seeing the difference between people who can afford their buildings and people who can't. You don't want to go through a hurricane lacking savings, insurance, and ideally a certain amount of physical vigor. There are many homes, stores, and piers that look pretty much as they did the week after the storm--no signs whether the owners ever will do anything about them. You'd be amazed how many people thought FEMA would step in and take the place of the insurance they didn't have.