July 23, 2010 |
IF YOU WERE lucky enough to be a friend or family member of Earlie Mae Rich, you were advised to take a hearty appetite to her home. "It was like a restaurant," said her sister Thelma Greene. "She had a big table in the dining room, and people would sit around it and they could have just about anything they wanted to eat. "She always kept plenty of food on hand, and she just loved to cook and feed people. One of her sisters said her house looked like a warehouse. " Earlie Mae, who came to Philadelphia from Alabama in 1945 and did domestic work for years, and who was active churchwoman and much-honored member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, died July 10. She was 90 and lived in Nicetown.
January 15, 2013 |
THE BOULDIN HOME in Mount Airy was always open. Friends, relatives and even total strangers were welcomed and treated as honored guests. Barbara James Williams Bouldin was the hostess with the mostest. "She welcomed everybody into her home," said her daughter, Leslie Bouldin. "We didn't even have to be there when our friends showed up. Mom would sit down and talk with them. A couple of my girlfriends even lived with us for a time. " Generosity and love were the hallmarks of Barbara's approach to the world.
December 16, 2012 |
A Hostess Brands Inc. union and a pension fund said they were appealing the court order that gave the bankrupt Twinkie maker permission to wind down. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain, at a Nov. 29 hearing in White Plains, N.Y., approved Hostess' requests to shut down and to pay as much as $1.83 million in incentives to 19 senior managers, while overruling objections to the bonuses. The creditors are appealing the wind-down order entered in the case on Nov. 30, according to court papers filed Friday by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and the Bakery and Confectionery Union and Industry International Pension Fund.
February 24, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I belong to a supper club comprised of four couples. We have enjoyed our monthly gatherings for years and have developed a strong bond with each couple. As a rule, each one takes turns hosting the event in their home. The recent behavior of one hostess has us baffled. For starters, "Lynn" sometimes seats herself and her husband at a separate table, even though there's room at the main table. She also involves herself with activities I consider rude - taking calls on her cell, perusing Facebook, doing paperwork.
November 19, 2012 |
Twinkie junkies have spoken. Since Hostess Brands Inc. announced Friday that it plans to liquidate and sell its products until supplies are exhausted, Americans have been scooping up Twinkies to get a fix of their beloved snacks. Supermarkets are running out and fans are pushing up prices on eBay. On Friday, shoppers emptied the shelves of Twinkies at a Jewel-Osco store in Chicago. "We may have a few things left, but pretty much we're out of our Hostess stuff," Paul Knoblock, assistant store manager, said in a telephone interview.
August 22, 1986 |
Tasty Baking Co. has filed suit in federal court to block the combination of Drake's Cakes and Hostess products, two of its chief competitors, into one company that Tasty officials say would be a monopoly and a "clear threat to free and open competition. " Tasty is asking a judge to delay Ralston Purina's plan to combine its Continental Baking Co. subsidiary, which markets Hostess cakes and pies and is the largest baking company in the nation, with Drake Bakeries. The delay would allow time for the courts to weigh the legality of the merger.
November 17, 2012 |
The Endtime for Twinkies may have come to pass. And global gastronomes may have few opportunities to enjoy the curious treats that use the creme-filled snackcake as their foundation. But it's not too late to try Twinkie Tiramisu, that Southern-fried Twinkie or Twinkie Bread Pudding. (Yes, real recipes for those questionable delicacies exist on Food.com). Despite runs on the Hostess-brand snacks across the nation, plenty of Twinkies are still available. Of course, they come at a price.
October 5, 2012
DEAR ABBY: Your column has been a fixture in my life. Thank you for the smiles and the tears. My dilemma: I received yet another invitation to someone's home for a "product party. " In the past year, I have been considered a prospective buyer of cookware, candles, makeup, toys and vitamins. While I have at times used all these products, the invitations to sales parties that come from friends, and sometimes friends of friends, irritate me. When I phone to decline, the hostess invariably says, "Oh, you don't have to buy anything.
July 14, 2013
In the Region Gasoline prices keep climbing U.S. retail gasoline prices are gaining at the fastest pace since February and may keep climbing as crude prices surge and refinery units, including one at the former Sunoco plant in Philadelphia, shut for repairs. Pump prices have risen nationwide four days in a row, advancing 3 cents a gallon to an average of $3.55 Friday, said AAA , the motoring group. AAA said gasoline rose five cents per gallon in the last week in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and eight cents per gallon in South Jersey.
November 17, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Christie says he wasn't about to take the bait: a question dealing with that quintessential junk food, Twinkies. So when asked Friday at a news conference about Twinkies-maker Hostess shutting down, the target of many a fat joke begged off. The governor quipped: "I know it! You people are the worst. This is a setup. I am not answering questions on Twinkies, no, no, no, no, no, no. It's bad that I even said the word Twinkie from behind this microphone. " Christie has tried for years to lose weight and often jokes about his caloric struggles.