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.
Another one from the Belmont neighborhood of Nashville. Who wouldn't want to live in this charming little home? Look at that front porch - crammed with potted and hanging plants, and with a big white rocking chair just inviting you to sit down with a good book and a tall glass of sweet tea. And despite its small size, there is great attention to detail in every part of the house, from the windows to the decorative supports for the eaves. Another quote from the Standard Home Plans catalog from 1926:
"To the wife and children home means infinitely more than to the husband whose duties are elsewhere. To him it is a place for recreation and rest, but to them it is their kingdom. The hearts of many wives will go out to The Bristol, not with selfish designs, but with earnest maternal longings for better conditions for the culture and refinement of their children."
What a lovely little home. What is a tragedy to me, is the fact that for all our vaunted technology, we cannot build houses as lovely as this. A whole generation of house builders, architects and homeowners has lost much of the ability to build homes like this. This was considered an ordinary workers home at the time. Have you seen a suburban tract house recently that was as well designed, and attractive as this? I doubt it. Ugliness reigns today in house design.