MillStream Commons residents not fooled by Northfield Garden Club’s cost-saving measures

MillStream Commons residentMillStream Commons residentThe 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?”

See the album of a baker’s dozen photos or this slideshow:


  1. Linda Seebach said:

    Since there is no one else at Millstream with a name remotely resembling Lynn Seebeck, Linda Seebach would like to make clear that she is not the person fauxly quoted (and did not attend the event in any case).

    July 11, 2008
  2. No. 4 of 341 google entries for “Millstream Commons” is now “Millstream Commons Residents not Fooled by Northfield Garden Club.” True, once you get to it there is a notice it is “posted in fluff and faux news, non-profits, civic organizations..” way at the bottom. But I would have preferred straight-forward coverage of this lovely event, to match Griff’s as always wonderful pictures.

    July 11, 2008
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Sorry, Susan, it’s really hard for me to access my ‘lovely’ side for ‘lovely’ events. I can’t help it. That’s the way my parents raised me. 😉

    July 11, 2008
  4. Au contraire, Griff. This month alone you have accesssed your lovely side with photos of Arb wildflowers, Ames Mill, Froggy Bottoms, Riverwalk at night, early morning photos and, just out of the hospital, 4th of July photos. I was not sure if these Millstream residents (who don’t get much media photo attention, I imagine) and their Garden Club hosts might have appreciated an encomium more than the faux approach. I stopped by there after you had left, and they were so glad you had been there to photograph the event. I suppose at least those who were shown with rocks instead of cookies were aware of what you planned to do? Maybe they were all in on it? Just curious. If the posting is put up on a bulletin board there, I suppose there will be some perplexed residents and visitors. Ah well. Fram fram.

    July 11, 2008

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