The Northfield Garden Club held a lemonade and cookies party yesterday morning in Riverside Park for residents of Millstream Commons. In another sign of how the recession is hitting all aspects of life in Northfield, however, there were not enough cookies for all the residents who showed up. Club members quickly improvised and substituted cookie-like rocks on the plates of several residents. “We knew we might run short because of the skyrocketing cost of cookie dough but we thought that those residents with failing eyesight and marginal tastebuds might not notice the substitutions,” said club member Millie Whirlland.
Residents who got the rocks on their plates instead of the cookies saw through the scheme, however. “I’m used to eating cookies that taste like crap,” said Lynn Seebeck. “My children and grandchildren bring me their month-old cast-off cookies all the time. But these were over-the-top bad. Who do they take us for?”
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