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.
Brings back so many memories. Have always loved this rendition. At Mum's funeral, had nephew and niece read this passage between other readings; own offspring read the epistle and gospel from the BCP along with the reading from Wisdom more commonly read at All Saints. Hope the offsprings will read this at my funeral.