My Favorite Cookies

The Iconic Black & White

The Mythological Cookie

Photo of Nabisco Package courtesy of Carlos Alejandro

Sunshine Toy Cookies

Life in Edgemere gave us many things. These cookies for me are the boardwalk.

These are the three that I would get at different times with my grandmother and mother as they shopped at the stores on Edgemere Ave.

 

We all have our stories about the black and whites. I must admit I would often give away the chocolate side. How I still love these even today.

The toy cookie card board container shown here is mine from all those years ago. I remember going up on the 38th street ramp often with all my cookies.  Seeing the colorful cookie cardboard container brings back so many thoughts of my times on the boardwalk. Our house was close to the boardwalk on Beach 38th Street and Sprayview Avenue, right on the corner. They would always tell us go take a walk on the boardwalk, but stay close. Even then I enjoyed my time alone. I can still feel my hands going along the railing of the boardwalk, and the ramp. the rhythm of the hand…the beat on the palm, And then those wonderful cookies. One of my very clear memories is sitting on the porch with my cookie, on the steps. People would be walking by to get on the boardwalk. So many happy people; they would have that extra quick step we all have when we want to get someplace.

But nothing can compare to the cookies in the blue box. Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich cookies. My grandmother would often let me walk up to the stores at the end of Beach 38th Street to buy them. To this day I can remember how they smelled when you would open up the package and then to one box where there they would be in a wonderful row.

Click here to read about the history of the Marshmallow Sandwich

Andrew Reach – Finalist In Art Takes Soho Competition

I’m so proud that my husband Andrew Reach is a finalist in the art competition “Art Takes Soho”.  He entered 6 artworks (shown below). His art will be shown digitally with the other finalist:
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
6pm – 10pm
45 Lispenard St #1w
New York, New York

What I find so amazing about the new work he is creating is during this period of our life, the complications from his disease are insidious. His pain is off the charts as is his quality of life. We fight every day to have a nice day and somewhere in this amazing soul, in a body that doesn’t stop attacking him from within, this kaleidoscope of wonder and magic comes out. Bruce Baumwoll Check out his amazing art on www.andrewreach.com

Andrew was also featured on the See Me website.
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Feature Story on See Me Screenshot
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Below are the artworks entered into the Art Takes Soho competition
click on images to see on Andrew Reach’s website

Andrew In Wonderland, 2018
Archival Digital Print on Cotton Rag, 40 x 40 inches, edition of 3

Wavy Gravy, 2018
Archival Digital Print on Cotton Rag, 38 x 59 inches, edition of 3

Triangulation Construction IV, 2018
Archival Digital Print on Cotton Rag, 40 x 46 inches, edition of 3

A Glimpse of Freedom I, 2018
Archival Digital Print on Cotton Rag, 38 x 53.5 inches, edition of 3

Primary Vibes, 2017
Archival Digital Print on Canvas, 54 x 54 inches, edition of 3

Quadratadot I, 2016
Archival Digital Print on Canvas, 54 x 54 inches, edition of 3

Andrew Reach’s Work “Wavy Gravy” in the Exhibition The New Now

I’m honored that my husband, Andrew Reach’s work “Wavy Gravy” is part of the exhibition THE NEW NOW, presented by The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.

Photo Courtesy Stuart Allen Pearl

Pictured: Me and my husband Andrew Reach (on the left)
Photo Courtesy Stuart Allen Pearl

The following is from the Artist Archives Of The Western Reserve website and click here to read more about the exhibition on the AAWR website:

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present NewNow 2018, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition.  This years multi-media show was juried by Steven Matijcio, the curator of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, one of the oldest contemporary art institutions in the United States.  The exhibition will be held in Tri-C’s beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122 beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, September 13th, 6-8:30pm.

 2018 marks the third incarnation for the NewNow, and this year’s exhibition was the most competitive to date, with a total of 55 works selected from nearly 550 entries made by 172 individual artists.

 The NewNow is set apart from the throng of other regional juried art exhibitions, through its consistent use of a highly qualified, non-regional juror.  “The NewNow offers local artists a unique opportunity to get their work in front of fresh eyes and seeks to rise above the local art politics which can often lead to the same artists being selected for shows repeatedly.” explains AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousley.

Exhibiting Artists:

Jennifer Adams, Barbara Bachtell, Yvonne Bakale, Diane Belfiglio, Jeff Benedetto, Kim Bissett, Christina Bock, Cynthia Brewster, Denise  Buckley, John Carlson, Robert Carpenter, Libby Chaney, Ryn Clarke, Bonnie Dolin, Julianne Edberg, Timothy Gaewsky, Doreen Grasso, Ben Hauser, Lee Heinen, Bob Herbst, Linda Hutchinson, William Martin Jean, Larry Kasperek, Terry Klausman, Michael Levy, Rosalie Litt, Baila Litton, Lynne Lofton, Susan Donovan Lowe, John Martin, Kathleen McKenna, Frank Miller, Charles Mintz, Don Parsisson, Stuart Pearl, Robert Pierson, Diane Pribojan, Andrew Reach, Catherine Rozmarynowycz, Lisa Schonberg, George Schroeder, Susan Squires, Melinda K. P. Stees, Alex Strader, Antwoine Washington, Michael Weil, Jennifer Whitten

FairHaven – gay Film – song by Karen Carpenter

Here is my new little film , Please just click on the photograph and it shall take you to the link.

  • Remember never lose your Wonder 

An Affair To Remember 1957

Four Moons –