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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Turns out my plan to: 1. Celebrate the grand reopening of EM by devouring bluebucks slathered in syrup and coated in pecans, paired with a side of thick bacon slabs, and 2. Make it to work on time (yeah, Saturday morning, tell me about it) didn't quite pan-out. *Sigh! However I did make it to the newly restored building and wow!, what a restoration.

Eastern Market and I go back. It was the first place I visited when I moved to MD, back in '05. I took the Orange line into the city that sweltering August morning, dawned my FM bag, and relished in what would become a semi-regular Saturday morning tradition. (Nothing like rows of produce, vendors of florists, and a hearty you'll-only-need-to-eat-once-today breakfast to get this gal excited.) EM became my weekend escape. Side note: It's also a gathering spot for others of my faith. Seriously, next time you're there just look for the Mormon smiles, guaranteed you'll see a gathering of saints.

EM often appears in the
off the beaten path section of any good tour book. I'd like to think this is one of many reasons I cherish it so much. Just so happens, I was also there the Saturday before the fated fire of '07. The news was devastating. How could my beloved building be gone? I even made a pilgrimage to inspect the charred interior. A sad day indeed.

Happily, we're back in business. I know many, many posts have already been written about this, but I just needed to add my own small voice. A piece of my heart resides in that city block, and this morning, I sent it fluttering back— to a place as dear to me as summer.

2 comments:

  1. Yay! EM is back? I didn't realize...I love EM! Eat lots and lots of fresh fruit for me. And enjoy the rebirth of your tradition.

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  2. Hello! So happy to discover your lovely blog.
    Do you want me to put it as a link from my blog or do you prefer to be "solo". Love your stories.
    Now I can keep better tabs on all your adventures!
    I've been reading previous posts. So fun. I love the way you write.

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