A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 24, 2010
“When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse”

"When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse” has been cited in print since at least 1999, when it was on a greeting card. The saying has also appeared on a refrigerator magnet. The simple saying means that one should always carry a cookie—a food that brings happiness to all situations.


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From: “Jeremy Dailey”
Date: 1999/07/02
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I’m going to quote a Hallmark card I picked up for my friend:

When things are bad and getting worse keep a cookie in your purse.

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I’m about to watch “Naomi Judd’s Family Table” on Food Network.
(...)
Oh god, she’s talking. “When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse.”

Mallory’s MySpace Blog
Sunday, August 13, 2006
the thinking on thoughts.
What are three sayings that have changed your life?

I know one of mine has been “if things are bad and getting worse keep a cookie in your purse”
Now maybe this just says something about me and my deep and meaningful relationship with cookies....or perhaps it’s really a reminder that no matter how icky life can be, it is the little things and the appreciation of thier existace that brings us comfort.....then again it may be all about the cookieswink

Lenity
1.14.2008
In Your Purse
Today I saw a sign which read,

If your day is bad
And getting worse,
Put a cookie
In your purse!

Scribble Soup
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Cookie Time
(...)
To quote a magnet my mom has on the refrigerator, “When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse.” Sounds like a good plan to me.

Bridal Basics
Site Admin
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:32 am
Post subject: Chocolate Sayings
When things are bad and getting worse...Keep some chocolate in your purse!

Cookies for Emergencies
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cookies for Emergencies
When I was in college my mom sent me a card. The card was perfect for a college student stressed out with classes, a girl with a gigantic sweet tooth and someone who likes to pack a lunch that consists of as many little baggies of food as I can get away with! There’s nothing like snacking your way through the day when you’re stuck staring at databases all day (it’s mostly healthy, don’t worry!) I saved the card and have it to this day but the message permanently etched itself into my brain from the first moment I read it.

“When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse.”

Now those are words to live by!

Just Spjutiful!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Martha in Me
(...)
My mom used to say, “When your day is bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse.” That means: instead of feeling sorry for yourself when things aren’t going how you want them to be...do something nice for someone else.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (2) Comments • Sunday, October 24, 2010 • Permalink


I love that saying! How cute and it’s the first time I’ve heard it. Now, if you keep a cookie in your purse you will probably end up with crumbs but that is a pesimistic way of looking at it isn’t it? I’m heading to a birthday party tonight and I’m going to tell my sister about the cookie in your purse saying...Adorable!

Posted by Los Angeles Criminal Defense  on  12/10  at  07:18 PM

I have a lot of experience looking for inspirational greeting cards. Let me begin by saying that I send greeting cards to my friends and family for every special occasion. I even send them when there’s nothing to celebrate, just to let them know I’m thinking about them. Everyone loves my cards and I always see them up on their refrigerators or on their mantles, suggesting that they love receiving cards. Anyways, I’m addicted to greeting cards but it has taken a long time to find ones that represent me and my sense of humor.

Posted by Baby Beanies  on  02/12  at  06:10 AM

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