Men at table

Men sitting around table in small-town diner

At Carolyn’s Essenhaus in Arlington, familiar faces are the rule on both sides of the register. Carolyn Bontrager opened the place 33 years ago. Vicky Nisly, here preparing the daily menu, has been on the payroll for 20 years. Most days, their customers include folks like (far left) Kent Branscom, Craig Childs (second from left), Richard Loder (second from right) and Ken Neufeld. Credit: Jeff Tuttle