Every weekend I visit my 95 year-old mother who lives in Woodmere. She still lives in the same house where I grew up, but now with an aide who provides her with 24/7 care. Although her mind is clouded with dementia, she still enjoys simple pleasures- sitting on her porch with family members, looking at pictures of her great-grandchildren, painting with watercolors, and especially noshing on pastries from her favorite bakery- Walls. My mother could eat an entire box of Walls cookies in a single sitting if we let her! And who could blame her- they are SO delicious. Walls has existed since I was a child. It is legendary on Long Island (in the whole NY metropolitan area, actually), all you need to do is check Yelp to see the passion of its customers. I remember tremendous long lines snaking out the door before the Jewish New Year with all of the locals anxiously waiting to buy their favorite honey cakes, strudels, the famous ‘Philly Fluff’ and ultra buttery rugela
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