Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Double Your Pleasure

If you've visited San Francisco, you may have seen a fairly wide range of colorful characters.

Identical twins, Marian and Vivian Brown were born on January 25, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I began seeing them around town in the mid 1970's. They were pretty hard to miss.

The women dress identically and in their own distinctive style. They have identical hairdos, identical arched eyebrows, as well as identical smiles. They are greeted like royalty by San Francisco residents and business owners. Tourists frequently gawk and want to photograph the pair.

The Brown sisters are possibly a little goofy, but in such a delightful way, who cares!

The last time I saw them was in a restaurant in Union Square a couple of years ago. People came up to them and asked for their autograph and they cheerfully complied.

I love that some people can bring a smile to so many faces just by being themselves.

If you do visit San Francisco, keep an eye out for them. Be sure to say hello. They will smile and give you their "queenly" wave.

I hope they are around for a long time. They always make a foggy day a bit brighter.

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