Saturday morning is a welcome day for the weekend. I remembered to walk to the park for the Edgewater Farmer’s Market by the Broadway Armory. The first day of the weekend allows me some free mental health time to think and wonder about life and people in general. I like to visit the Edgewater Farmer’s Market at the corner of Thorndale Avenue and Broadway because there are a variety of fresh produce, homemade pastries and baked goods, community visitors and of course, coffee and beverages for the public. While I was observing the community come to life at the local Farmer’s Market, standing over the black railing, a woman walked up to me and asked me, "Are You Hungry?" And I said, "Yes, I am." So, she was holding a Cinnamon Coffee Cake in a plastic container and handed it out to me. I said, "Thanks." Then, she handed out a cup of coffee from her other hand, and walked away back to the Farmer’s Market where Homemade Sin Bakery had fresh baked pastries, coffee cake, and coffee.

While I began to taste the sweet Cinnamon Coffee Cake with fresh brewed coffee, another older woman passed by and gave me one dollar, as she mentioned that she had seen me before and wanted to give me some money.

In the meantime, the first young woman returned with another Cinnamon Coffee Cake and a cup of coffee, while she said to me, "This is for my husband who likes sweets in the morning with coffee". Then she added, "There is cream and sugar for your coffee, if you want to add some at that table." Such a nice woman to remember her husband’s taste for sweets and get him some for breakfast in the morning.

I am thankful for the thoughts of kindness and the actions of community people who remember to help others in need. Community outreach is important to support those in need.

​Homemade Sin Bakery Pastries at the Edgewater Farmer’s Market Saturday

A Sweet Summer Evening In July

On Friday evening, I had nothing better to do than to think about a friend who likes sweets. Since I seldom eat sweets, on occasions I can actually get some, if I want to have some sugar. So, I went to the store and got some Skittles for the evening sweets craving, on a sultry summer eve. I sat on the bench and picked on my Skittles sweets, one at a time, to pass the time and think about my sweet friend, when the thoughts come to mind.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications