Monday, March 05, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Take 10 - Postcards

Historically, the term "common people" denotes a broad social division referring to regular people who are members of neither the nobility or the presthood.  Since the 20th century the term "common people" has been used in a more general sense to refer to typical members of society in contrast to highly privileged - in either wealth or influence.

In the next two weeks, we will meet -in photographs and words - some "common people".  Indeed they are not ordinary, but rather remarkable individuals.  Each has a background and ongoing story.   Consider these images and words as postcards from America.

We start with Virginia Guevara:

                                                       Fairfax, Virginia.

Virginia started as a waitress at the 29 Diner in 1966 and is now the owner.  Serving food 24 hours a day, breakfasts are old-fashioned with slices of ham, eggs over easy and crusty home fries.  Coffee is just the way it used to be in the old days.  Muddy and Cheap.

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