We grew up eating English muffins
Not everyday but every once in a while
Big, thick, chewy English muffins
full of "nooks and crannies"
Which filled with the melted butter
Which sometimes oozed down your chin.
And the muffins all came from this store
A Kansas City grocery store
And on the Plaza
The muffins were very tall and always packed four
to a package!
Never six like other muffins
But crumb for crumb, those four were equal to the six of most other brands!
Besides the muffins, they made cookies and breads
And the downtown store had the
where a mother would take a little girl for lunch
But only if she behaved herself.
All things come to pass
And one by one, the supermarkets saw the demise of Wolferman's
But the muffins
Those English muffins were popular
And so the factory that made them stayed in business
and shipped the muffins to stores and doors.
And there was a retail shop
A Seconds shop
We'd go there often and stock up.
Then it was sold
Then it was sold again to Williams Chili Seasoning
(Another Kansas City Company)
And the Seconds Shop continued to operate
Then they were sold again
I think to Sara Lee
And Sara Lee sold them to
Harry and David
When Sara Lee bought the muffin brand,
the Retail Shop closed
We could find them occasionally in stores in Kansas City
(And actually for a while, we could find them here on the prairie!)
But there is always mail order
And I would order them
For I will not eat any other muffin!
When a catalogue arrived in the post,
I decided to place an order
And they came! A much wanted box on the front porch!
Six packages of delicious muffin goodness
The original brand
I'm a purist and won't eat any other kind
No blueberry, no cinnamon for me!
In the old days, when they were priced 3 packages for $1
This would have been $2 worth
Not so now!
Tomorrow, I shall enjoy an English muffin for breakfast
And hopefully, the butter won't drip down my chin!
And I think that I shall make a regular order
To always have Wolferman muffins in the house!