It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Childhood memory time: Write about something you loved to do as a child.
I loved Saturdays as a child ... probably for many reasons ... and yes, the lack of school was probably near the top. But one of the other reasons I loved Saturdays was because I'd get to go to the Farmer's Market and bakery with my mom. Every Saturday, bright and early, my mom would wake me up, feed me breakfast, and take me to the Farmer's Market in Sharon Hill.
My mom would get her lunchmeat, and meat there. The person behind the counter would always give me a slice of salami that I gladly gobbled up. One of my main jobs there was to find the best loaf of Stroehman's King Size white bread. I took pride in finding the fullest loaf.
After finishing at the Farmer's Market, my mom would go to a German baker on Chester Pike in Norwood. Mom would buy a couple of loaves of rye bread there (best rye bread I've ever had, by the way), and the baker would give me a sugar cookie (that I again gladly gobbled up).
From there, we'd go to my aunt's house - my mom did grocery shopping for her as well. Mon would enjoy a cup of coffee with my aunt, while I hung out with my cousin Trish and Drew - we'd watch the Saturday morning cartoons - Scooby Doo always seemed to be on the docket.
This seemed like a pretty long day, but we'd be back home by 10:00 in the morning ... I still had the rest of my weekend ahead of me ... I've pretty much forgotten what the rest of those weekends consisted of, but for some reason, I'll never forget that Farmer's Market.