It Was All for Nothing

As the whole world has heard, here in the U.S. we are mourning the end of Hostess and their Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Back in 1968, my brother and I risked life and limb and were caught in the act of a daring Ding Dong heist. I’m sure we paid the price back then. It all seems so senseless now. But we were young and foolish and we knew we couldn’t wait until after dinner for the Ding Dongs.

The Ding Dongs are on the shelf below the Budweiser.

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42 thoughts on “It Was All for Nothing

  1. A gripping life says:

    Oh, Maggie! That’s hysterical!!! Love it. And you haven’t changed either. Still a cutie 🙂

  2. Dearest Maggie,
    This picture is PRICELESS! I mean, I think it should make you some money!!!
    Love it love it!!!!
    Love, Lis

  3. LOVE THE PHOTO!! HAHAHAHAHA!! It is a sad time.

  4. That photo is priceless! RIP Hostess.

  5. fahad writes says:

    How u payed back?

  6. artyelf says:

    That’s a fantastically sweet cute photo! You were very brave right from the start, and it looks like whoever took the photo could see the funny side of the moment too.

    But hey? I’m the yokel from Oz, what’s a Ding Dong??? The mind boggles 😯 Some type of ice-cream I presume? ♡

  7. Storkhunter says:

    Okay, I’m a stupid Brit and didn’t know what Ding Dongs were until I clicked on the link and I would totally risk life, limb and everything in between for one of those. That picture is priceless. I love that your mom had the presence of mind to take it before making you pay the price 🙂 Oh and I love what you’re wearing in the pic – it’s cutielicious

  8. sharechair says:

    How great that your Mom caught you in the act. She must have snuck up on you with her camera. Good for her!. 🙂

  9. I luh-ve that picture! Haha!

  10. Addie says:

    I snorted hot tea out my nose laughing at the photo. Now, I’m going back to mourning the loss of Hostess.

  11. aallegoric says:

    So glad that Elyn asked what a ding dong is! I had no clue either 😀 But yeah, they look awesome. xx

  12. That picture is too much! And I can’t believe I spent part of my day today looking for them! UGH.

  13. my son called me from college and told me to buy a lot of my Hostess cupcakes I love–I was so touched

  14. I LOVE THAT PICTURE!! Teamwork.

    • Maggie O'C says:

      John and I did a lot of masterminding together. Sadly I don’t think we were successful in the Great Ding Dong Heist of ’68…I’m pissed I didn’t title it that.

  15. Adam S says:

    Those orange cupcakes are the bomb

  16. chamblee54 says:

    There was a tacky party in the back yard once. That morning saw me at the Hostess thrift store, buying twenty four dollars worth of twinkies, ding dongs, and other stuff. As many chemicals as those critters had in them, they are probably still edible today. As were the ding dongs in this picture. Why would anyone keep that stuff in the fridge? Maybe if you wanted to get the beer and the snacks in one trip to the kitchen.

  17. El Guapo says:

    No way someone doesn’t pick up the Twinkies label.
    Generations of young hooligans have yet to be inspired by them!

  18. […] bag. The top story at Maggie’s place is about two kids who sneak into the fridge to steal ding dongs. With the recent euthanasia of the Hostess company, this is a timely feature. There was a tacky […]

  19. It’s going to be ok, Maggie.

  20. Andrew says:

    The key to any successful heist is teamwork.

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