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.
That was amazing! It had to be the high point in the life of the guy who talked/flew her down. I'd say the high point for her, too, except that she was flying next to the body of her husband.
Her voice sounded pretty calm, but she had to be freaking out. She wasn't acknowledging a lot of what was said to her. Shows you how important it is to repeat messages to affirm that you've heard and understood. I'd love to read more about what she was thinking and what he was thinking.