May 7, 2003 - Personal Web Site: 9 To 5 It's Not

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By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 8:54 pm: Edit Post

9 To 5 It's Not

9 To 5 It's Not

9 To 5 It's Not

Copyright 1997 Richard Geist

One day as I roamed the village, I met this young woman as she traveled from house-to-house offering
her skills as a seamstress. Perhaps she learned this skill from her mother or perhaps she was a graduate of
the seamstress school located adjacent to the highway taxi stand, I did not inquire...
Her ability to carry the sewing machine on her head, on the other hand,
is a skill ingrained in every village child from an early age.
-Richard Geist, Peace Corps, Ghana, 1987-1989

The card is a Peace Corps recruitment vehicle;
the sewing machine is a portable hand-cranked jem,
probably a copy of a Singer Model 15 - an oscillating shuttle machine.

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By Martha Owiredu-Gyamera ( on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 4:07 am: Edit Post

Liked this card. Telling the story as it is. Well done!
So long Richard!

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