Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Mother’s Cookie Factory
Ladies working at Mother's Cookies
My Aunt Carrie and Uncle
Martin lived on Kennedy
Street(click the name Kennedy Street to view the story) for several years, then the federal Government took out their home
and hundreds of other buildings to construct the i-880 Nimitz freeway.
Aunt and Uncle were paid a
fair price and purchased another house with a large lot somewhere around 89th
Avenue.Uncle Martin built a small
cottage behind his home for his parents and they enjoyed living there for many
One day my Aunt called my
mother on the phone and told her that the Mother’s Cookie Factory on 81st Avenue
sold large bags of broken cookies every Saturday for 25 cents a bag and did she
Mother always baked homemade
cookies and we never purchased the expensive store bought kind, but this was an
adventure as well as a bargain.
Mother told my brother,
sister and me to get into the car and we would see what we could discover.
My Aunt met us at the factory
and a long line was already forming as ladies waited for the signal that the
cookies were available.
We didn’t go inside the
building, because the cookies were sold by a worker at the door. This method kept the line moving quickly.
My guess was the bag must
have weighed close to five pounds and inside were almost whole cookies of
oatmeal raisin, taffy sandwich, mini chocolate chip, iced raisin, filled wafer
and iced circus animal cookies.
We enjoyed those cookies in
our lunches and didn’t mind a bit that they were broken.
Lake Merritt Oakland, California
Thinking back - - as a child, we
enjoyed many things besides food that cost little or nothing.
Oakland had many parks and the beautiful LakeMerritt
offered a playground and picnic area.Also next to the Lake we often visited
the small museum and art gallery.
May we always give thanks for
blessings no matter how small, even for a bag of broken cookies.