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No more Hostess Twinkies

Hostess Brands has upset a lot of locals with the announcement it will be closing the bread store on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

 

If it wasn’t already a bitter pill to swallow knowing we shall never again get our hands on a delicious fried Hostess Twinkie, then comes the news our bread store is being forced to close too.

What is this world coming to?

Hostess Brands announced its liquidation Friday in response to a strike called by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union earlier this month.

The trickle down effect has resulted in the Merita Bakery Thrift Store shutting its doors since Merita is one of several product lines of Hostess Brands.

Hostess is blaming the Bakers Union for the shutdown saying it can’t afford to weather an extended nationwide strike.

Oh the shame of it all.

 

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow most of us will pause from our regular daily routine to reflect and offer thanks for the many blessings that are bestowed upon us.  Though the United States is not perfect, we are still lucky to live in a country where we have so much freedom.  

And when you bow your head tomorrow to offer thanks before your Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, please remember those men and women overseas who put their lives on the line every day to insure that we maintain the freedom we enjoy in this country.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

World’s heaviest triplets born    

This Thanksgiving, Brittany Dean and her family have much to be thankful for … three times more than most families.

Ms. Dean gave birth earlier this month to triplets weighing a whopping total of 20 pounds. Can you imagine? That was enough to break the previous world record, not to mention the toll it must have taken on the poor mother carrying the three whoppers to 37 weeks.

CBS News reported the world’s heaviest triplets were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California weighing in at 7.8, 7.2 and 5.5. pounds.

Their combined weight sets a new Guinness World Record, breaking the previous record of 18 pounds, 11 ounces.

Whew.