Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, moms-to-be, and mom-type figures out there. I hope your day was lovely, and that you received the appreciation you deserve, much as you should any day.
As the day winds to a close, I’d like to share a commercial I found in my collection, for the supermarket Waldbaum’s, a New York-based store that operated in the greater New York (Westchester County and Long Island) area, New York City, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It operated from 1904 until (and I just found this out) 2015, having been owned by A&P since 1986.
This commercial from the archives comes to us from 1988, with the timeless art of exaggerating how our moms have us so we can work for them.
It doesn’t care how old you are. Just if you can get some ricotta.
Happy Mother’s Day, slave drivers!