YOU ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
We used to take JD and the toy bear he called "Concrete Hands," to eat at the restaurant on the corner. JD loved mushrooms, and called them "Manies."
BEAUTIFUL THINGS AWAIT YOU
SPECULATIONS WILL TURN OUT WELL
I never paid attention to the boring fortunes, just put the errant cookie in front of JC.
YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK IN PERSONAL AFFAIRS
Oh boy, did I ever want to believe that. Some girl kept calling. I couldn't stop thinking jealous wife thoughts.
YOUR LABORS WILL BEAR SWEET FRUIT
Booking Dance Drama Company tours, my three automatic typewriters paused for me to type in a personal something or other -- 3000 letters, three times a year. Every "nibble" from a possible sponsor was a thumb-tack on the map of the US that JC tacked up in the kitchen.
LADY LUCK WILL SOON VISIT YOU
JC sang "Luck be a Lady" and I choreographed it for him, and it worked -- he got the jobs.
A SUDDEN CHANGE IN PLANS WILL LEAD TO GOOD FORTUNE
WHEN WINTER COMES HEAVEN WILL RAIN SUCCESS ON YOU I hope so.
YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL THROUGH DETERMINATION AND INNOVATION I hope so.
YOU WILL BE AWARDED SOME GREAT HONOR
When? I kept asking myself, as applied for Ford, Guggenheim, NEA grants.
FROM A PAST MISFORTUNE, GOOD LUCK WILL COME TO YOU
Interesting idea ... I wondered who made the fortunes for the cookies that came from the corner. Other places had better food, but cookies with ho-hum boring sayings by "Confucius."
YOUR HOME IS A PLEASANT PLACE FROM WHICH YOU DRAW HAPPINESS
It was, and we (with me as the decorator), were having fun wall-papering our crumbling walls with brilliant colored cloth.
YOU ARE ENTERPRISING, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT
SOON YOU WILL BE GETTING THE RECOGNITION YOU DESERVE
Oh yes, please yes, make it soon!
THE PROJECT YOU HAVE IN MIND WILL SOON GAIN MOMENTUM
When that popped out of a cookie, I remember we were raising money for our "KINGS" on Broadway
YOU HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF A WINNER
YOUR GENUINE TALENT WILL LEAD YOU TO SUCCESS
Maybe, maybe not.
BE INNOVATIVE AND TAKE CHARGE
FORTUNE SMILES UPON YOU AT THIS TIME
ALL YOUR HARD WORK WILL SOON PAY OFF
STEP BY STEP YOU WILL ASCEND THE STAIRCASE TO SUCCESS
When we got back from living in Malibu, the restaurant was gone. Others in the area have occasionally marvelous food, but uninspiring cookies. Even so, my string hanging here, continues to delight me and give me ... shh ... a ping of hope.
Those crunchy cookies -- "love 'em, eat them, or leave them." Click the icon below the list of labels. and I'll e-mail you a copy of the words, the super good luck fortunes on my string.