Photo of Nabisco Package courtesy of Carlos Alejandro
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