Cathy Dyson writes about King George County. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sweet memory
I tried the candy cane fudge this week at Mary’s Cakery and Candy Kitchen. It was exactly what you’d expect from a mixture of peppermint, sugar and butter.
I’ve been making regular stops there since I started covering King George government last year. Of course, I can’t step into the candy shop without thinking about the man who told me about the place 10 years ago.
I was interviewing Bertha and Leroy Weedon about their volunteer efforts. The two regularly drove people who didn’t have any means of transportation to doctors’ appointments or the grocery store.
The Weedons, who have have passed away since then, were two of the nicest people I’d ever met.
As soon as I walked through their door, Mr. Weedon offered me a glass of tea, a cup of coffee or a tuna fish sandwich. I had to giggle because I’d never been offered that particular item on assignment before.
When I left, Mr. Weedon asked me if I’d ever been to Mary’s Cakery, which was right down the road from his house. “Would you like to go?” he asked. “I’ll give you some money.”
I didn’t take him up on his kind offer. But I do think about him every time I buy some dark chocolate nonpareils at Mary’s.
Thanks for the sweet memory.