Posted by Eckard on December 15, 2000
In Reply to: Salt of the Earth posted by ESC on December 11, 2000
: My explanation: The "salt of the earth" are the multitude of common, decent hard-working folk. "Everyday" people, unsung heroes. They are vital to our communities. (I think I just made a political speech.)
in addition, one should perhaps mention (as nowadays this seems not to be common knowledge) that salt was until just some 200 years ago one of the most valuable and most precious commodities.
(from Solingen, Germany)