(By Christina Abt) Her name is Geraldine Wierzbicki-Roach.  She is a 70-year young, native Buffaloian of Polish descent.  As a child, Geraldine’s grandmother and aunt took her to the Broadway Market.  She recalls loving the sights and sounds of the east side shopping mecca.  However once married with a family of her own, Geraldine’s market days became part of her past.  It was only upon publishing her first book, a novel tied to her close relationship with her Polish grandfather, that Geraldine returned to the market.  Her purpose was to sell books during the prime Easter Season.  And while the local author accomplished her book selling goal, she also realized the true value of the Broadway Market—a realization she wrote about in this essay, where she describes her impressions of “a Buffalo heirloom.”

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