Happy Donut Day!

Today is National Donut Day and as a Krispy Kreme devotee, I am in celebration mode. Two glazed donuts for breakfast, and now I’m wishing I’d saved one for later or at least bought 3.

I’m not alone in my love of donuts. According to one of my favorite little pamphlets, published in 1945 by the Doughnut Corp. of America, the donut is a symbol of fellowship, friendliness, and a good time.

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 31 pages in length, this pamphlet is filled with party games that revolve around donuts!

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 There’s the Donut Archery Contest, Donut Nose-Pushing Race, Donut Horse Racing, Donut Pirate Party and Donut Buffet.

 

 

And what had to be the most popular game of all: the Donut String Kiss Stunt, 

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where  “…it will be a minor miracle if this little divertissement (that’s French for amusement) does not end in a kiss…which is an appealing idea to young couples who are just looking for a good excuse anyhow.”

And if a planned event weren’t enough reason to bring on the donuts, there was this announcement:

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Page after page of creative ways to serve donuts, like Donuts as Cereal and Sandwich Donuts with fillings of pimento cheese, cottage cheese and jam, or peanut butter and steamed raisins.

A Donut is a happy food, that satisfies the spirit as well as the appetite. Not many foodstuffs can measure up to that. Or not in my tummy, anyway.

xxea

Tie One On…an apron, of course!

2 comments

  1. Boy howdy!!! I am trying to wrap my brain around the idea of having a celebration of the donut… it isn’t happening, though it would be most welcome to my sense of smell and taste!! Amazing what old-time, cute little books tell of our country’s heritage…

    Where in the world did you find it? LOL

  2. I need to clean my reading glasses!

    I first thought the pamphlet title was “How to ruin a party!” I wondered how could doughnuts possibly ruin anything? (maybe a waistline.)

    What a cute pamphlet! We grew up on Krispy Kreme as a supreme treat for behaving nicely on shopping trips to Winston-Salem.

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