Sunday, January 2, 2011

Woman enjoying life

Cigar smoking, cookie eating, happy as a lark woman, outside 84 Diner in Fishkill, NY. I wanted to go somewhere big and busy. Here it was, the diner I had passed a hundred times on my way to Newburgh, where the parking lot is always full and you get exactly what you expect in huge quantities, served by waitresses who weave through the tables and past each other at the double. A granny, with a tender hold on her grandchild's hand is given, with a reassuring smile, the right of way in this whirlwind traffic of nimble plate carriers, as the waitress stops dead to let her safely through.


  1. I love everything about her, her coat, her scarf, her hands, her glasses, her confidence. She must have been a beauty in her time. i would love to know her story.

  2. What an elegant lady and a wonderful photo.


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