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Hostess closing reminds us of Wonderbread, Annie Oakley
Hostess closing reminds us of Wonderbread, Annie Oakley

The parent company that produced such products as Twinkies, Zingers and Ho Hos is turning off its ovens for good, which certainly has to stir memories for baby boomers, not just of the iconic snacks it produced but of the TV shows it sponsored in the 1950s. I spent Saturday afternoons in those years stretched on the living room floor of my central Jersey home, and I'm sure I wasn't the only kid doing that. I watched a pigtailed Gail Davis race across the screen of our DuMont television set playing sharpshooter Annie Oakley in a series by the same name that aired on ABC. The show opened with Annie and her rifle, which she quickly pulled to one side and commenced firing as an...

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