Saturday, November 17, 2012
The End of the Wonder Years
Once again, the world as we know it about to slip off the cliff. And, I am not talking about the country's economy. (That, I fear, is out of our hands and squarely up to those yayhoos we just sent back to Washington. All, I can figure is that they must have parachutes -from the Acme Company- the rest of us lack. And, they will gently float as the rest of us take the Thelma and Louise plunge. But, I digress.)
The issue at hand is the demise (and possible liquidation) of the Hostess Company. Perhaps you are more familiar with their products, the iconic Twinkie, Sno Balls, Ding Dongs, Donettes, and my all time favorite the Ho Ho.
Another product they make is Wonder Bread, the American standard for 90 years. This will be the end of an institution that many Americans grew up on. It gave us the sayings, "It's better than sliced bread" and "The Wonder Years".
But what distresses me the most is the loss of yet another Hostess brand, Dolly Madison. Personally, I cannot remember eating a Dolly Madison product, however, it was the main sponsor of the Charlie Brown TV specials. AAAUUGH!
How would Snoopy opine about this? "It was a dark and stormy night. . . "