Re:Anyone remember Bond bread?
For more than a decade (the early '40s through the mid '50s, I think), the "bread man" came to our front door in suburban Philadelphia. He got out of his truck with "Bond" emblazoned on the side and strode cheerfully up the front walk, toting his big container brimming with tempting baked goods. A growing boy, I usually managed to be standing next to Mom so that I could make my regular plea for Bond Bridge Cookies. Created to appeal to ladies who entertained their bridge clubs, these shortbread-type confections came in the shapes of hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs. I had no idea what "bridge" was, but I knew what "good" was and I loved those cookies -- especially when dunked in a cup of Nana's freshly-brewed tea. I can sit here, 60 years later, and remember exactly what Bridge Cookies tasted like. And I can still see Mom and Nana, sitting and dunking with me at the kitchen table of my childhood. What a wonderful memory!