Now that summer has come to a bitter end, the cold nights marked clearly with crisp autumn air and school season starting with a hectic rush, the Really Really Free Market continues to do good.
The Really Really Free Market in September provides items to those who are looking for some treasures.
I brought my little dog Leo with me, and discussed the items some of the market goers found as they were looking about the space.
My observation brought me to a young boy who found a slinky; the joy on his face upon discovering this relic of a toy, brought a smile to my face. What joy in the world of kinaesthetic discovery!
Another joyous occasion as a father and his daughters filled their bags. The girls told me about the numerous stuffies they found.
I asked about their favourite find, which instinctually I knew was the giant monkey stuffed animal, so large its face could be seen through the white plastic bag. When she pointed at the bag and said this one I asked if it was in fact the giant monkey, they both nodded, subtly saying it was a joint favouritism.
Next, a young man walking around for some time, I stopped him to ask what he found and he said
I found my fiancee’s favourite book* and pulled out a copy of *love you forever* which is a classic and absolutely a keepsake.
My whole being was filled with joy for this young couple, knowing that someone who didn’t need that book in their life anymore had donated it and they had miraculously found it.
They told me that wasn’t the only item they found, along with some dental items, still in the package, a Costco size bottle of cetaphil face wash, and a very nice shirt for him, they were happy with their market finds.
The market is good for everyone, whether you're donating items you haven't used in too long, or you're hunting for a nice shirt while on a tight budget, there is something for everyone.
My favourite part about the market is seeing the look on market goer's faces when they pull out the items they found. The best feeling is when the items is something I donated.
I always find something for myself as well. This time I found a sealed can of whipped frosting! You'd probably be surprised, but I really enjoyed this sweet treat on some brownies later that night.
I hope to see you there an interview you for my next post!
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