With all the doom and gloom of the economy, I’ve managed to stay above the fray and not get too stressed about it. Both of my companies are doing quite well, and as several of my positive-minded friends like to say “I refuse to participate in the current recession”.
But now something has happened which hits very close to my heart, and really drives the point home how bad things are.
Mother’s Cookies, the 92 year old manufacturer of those pink and white staples of childhood…“Circus Animal Cookies” just announced they are going out of business.
Why? Increased cost for materials, increased cost for fuel to distribute the product, and lack of available credit to meet payroll and continue operations. Pretty much the story all the way around the world of business today.
This really bums me out.
As a kid, Circus Animal Cookies always meant “Road Trip”. I grew up without a lot of money, and with a nutritionally-minded mother, so store-bought treats were a rarity. There were plenty of home-made treats (thanks Mom), but whenever I saw chocolate covered graham crackers or Circus Animal Cookies, it always meant we were packing the car for an adventure somewhere.
Now, after 92 years, the cookies will just be a memory.
Good-bye Circus Animal Cookies. Your sweet goodness will live on forever in the taste buds of my childhood.