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 have always set aside money for my retirement. Even now, supporting family and unemployed husband, I save 10%. Problem is, taking eight years off to raise children full time, and having to accomodate needs of my disabled kid greatly limit the hours and type of work I can do., so the amount is pathetic. I'm stuck with local, limited hours, etc.
I have never believed that any man would support or take care of me (tho it would have been nice). I will be one of those stubborn 85 year olds trying to live forever so as to take care of my disabled kid.
Looking on the bright side, when I am old and impoverished, I will at least not be being told what to do all day long. Most old ladies relish their solitude after a lifetime of picking up after their family. I shall keep goats and chickens and adopt all the stray dogs and cats that come my way, and have a garden bursting with flowers and vegetables to give away. Hopefully little kids will consider me friendly, tho eccentric...