Monday, October 13, 2008
Another institution down the drain....
Mother's brand cookies.....ah sweet childhood memories of noshing down pink and white frosted animal crackers and licking the melted icing off of your fingers afterwards. I always loved their Taffy cookies--prying them apart to get to the icing center before eating the cookie itself--mmmmmmmm, better than Oreos! Of course I have Mother's to thank for more than just a few of the pounds I carry around with me today, but I blame myself more than their sugary goodness.
Sadly, Mother's filed for bankrupcy today and will no longer be in business. I admit I haven't eaten an animal cracker for years now but suddenly I am nostalgic for those sweet little creatures. I've passed them time and again at the grocery store and they usually make me smile with fond memories whenever I spot them sitting on the shelf in the "you-really-shouldn't-be-considering-this-stuff" aisle...but what childless adult wants to admit such silly, sentimental tastes? I have considered tossing a bag of Taffy cookies into my cart from time-to-time but then overcome the urge (only to toss a "for adult consumption" bag of pecan sandies in the cart!) Yes I have denied Mother's my hard earned dollar, which means I am probably partially responsible for the company's low earnings, and therefore part of its ultimate demise.
Losing a piece of ones childhood really sucks...especially when you inadvertently helped cause it.