National Donut Day!

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June 7th, 2013

Donut art on the West Side


★~ Today’s Quote ~  “Between an optimist and pessimist, the difference is droll.  The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole!” ~ Oscar Wilde, writer

★~ National Donut Day: 


In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: “Mmmmm. Donuts.”

Claim your free donut!

~ Dunkin’ Donuts: Stop by your local DD on Friday for a free donut with any beverage purchase. If you’re craving something a little more adventurous than the average donut, Dunkin’ Donuts just released the king of all breakfast sandwiches: The Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. It is for real. And we are dying to try it.

~ Krispy Kreme: Any Krispy Kreme lover will tell you, nothing compares to the ooey, gooey, glazed goodness of a Krispy Kreme donut (they spell it doughnut. Tomato, tomahto).  Free Krispy Kreme doughnut this Friday!  No purchase necessary.

~ Tim Hortons: Use this Tim Hortons printable coupon for a free donuts free with any purchase on National Donut Day. Find a location here.

~ Entenmann’s:  The Salvation Army has been a part of National Donut Day since it was created in the 1930′s to honor the women who served donuts to WWI soldiers. Through June 15th, Entenmann’s baked goods company will donate $1 to the Salvation Army for every person who “likes” the Entenmann’s Facebook Page. Also, enter the National Donut Day Sweepstakes by June 30th for your chance to win free Entenmann’s donuts for a year!

You can also check out local bakeries in your neighborhood to see if they are offering any Donut Day specials. For more information, scroll through the National Donut Day website to find fresh donuts in your area and learn more about the history of the holiday

★~ Today in History:

saddle shoes 1937

♥~ 1937 – The cover of LIFE magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times which included saddle shoes.

♥ ~ 1955 – Quizmaster Hal March introduced the “isolation booth” to TV’s $64,000 Question. Contestants were locked inside the sound-proof glass booth for the final series of questions that led to the grand prize.

♥~ 1965 – Sony Corporation unveiled its first consumer 1/2-inch format helical scan VTR (video tape recorder). It was priced under $3000 (and only in black & white, yet).

♥~ 1974 – The Entertainer, the original music from the motion picture The Sting, earned a gold record for pianist and conductor,Marvin Hamlisch.

♥~ 1993 – Top of the charts Should’ve Been a Cowboy – Toby Keith

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1778 – Beau (George Bryan Brummel) English men’s fashion leader , the “arbiter elegantarium” of taste in dress. His extravagance and lack of tact (it was he who reportedly said—indicating the Prince of Wales, later George IV—“Who’s your fat friend?”) led him from wealth and popularity to poverty and disrepute.

♥~ 1909 – Virginia Apgar physician: the Apgar Score System: method of evaluation of newborns’ need for medical care; 

♥~ 1909 – Jessica Tandy Academy Award-winning actress: Driving Miss Daisy [1989]; Cocoon, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Birds, Forever Amber, Used People, Camilla; performed on Broadway with husband, Hume Cronyn

♥~ 1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: Annie Allen [1950]; We Real Cool, The Bean Eaters, Winnie, Coming Home

♥~ 1917 – Dean Martin (Dino Crocetti) straight man of comedy-team: Martin and Lewis; singer: Memories are Made of This, Return to Me, Everybody Loves Somebody, The Door is Still Open to My Heart, Houston; actor: My Friend Irma, Hollywood or Bust, Airport, Bells are Ringing, The Caddy, Cannonball Run, Ocean’s 11, Rio Bravo; 

♥~ 1940 – Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward) Grammy Award-winning singer [Best New Artist – 1965]: It’s Not Unusual, She’s a Lady, What’s New Pussycat?, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Without Love, Delilah, Love Me Tonight, Green Green Grass of Home, Sex Bomb.  Note: El Morno Friend Beth Ann’s favorite Tom Jones song is  “What’s New Pussy Cat” whoa whoa whoa!!! El Morno will dedicate this song to her youngest boy (Aaron) who celebrated his 25 birthday yesterday and is was a Tom Jones Fan. 

♥~ 1958 – Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) The Artist Previously Known as Prince: musician, singer: I Wanna be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret, Kiss; actor: Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge

★~ Good To Know:

Fun Facts About Donuts



Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Doughnut you!

I wait all year to tell that joke!

I love donuts! Dearly departed Joe, use to bring me French Cruller Donuts from a local bakery that only makes them onTuesday (Thank goodness!). Sooo wonderful. I also like glazed donuts, and chocolate donuts….not crazy about filled donuts, but I could be tempted if they were the only donuts in the box!

What kind of donut is your favorite?


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12 thoughts on “National Donut Day!

  1. Morno!
    Donut Day! A winner to take to the office. We have a Krispie Cream in the neighborhood. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
    Tom Jones. My ex loved him. Me? Not so much so. Kind of like Neil Diamond chick music.
    Blackhawks! Still looking great.
    Donuts, TGIF, 1/2 day for me.. It’s going to be a good day!

    • The Blackhawks did it again! Very exciting game. Krispie Cream donuts are so good. Much better than Dunkan Donuts. Bet the office was excited to see you arrive!

  2. DONUT DAY! That makes my day. We don’t have much to do today so I will pack up the kids and head over to DD I’ll buy coffee and let them pick out some donuts! My favorite is Boston Cream.
    Love Tom Jones. She’s A Lady is a classic 😀 Happy Birthday to Beth Ann son.
    Have a great day!

    • Well, did you have your donuts? Joe and Cole always loved Boston Cream donuts!
      She’s a Lady is a classic!

  3. i wasn’t that hungry until i heard what special day it is today! i remember selling boxed donuts in elem school as a fundraiser. the volunteer fire station was crammed with donuts! my pick would be powdered vanilla pudding filled or glazed chocolate cake.
    what about those blackhawks?! on the verge of elimination & now up 3-0!
    good day!

    • Bring on Bruins. What a game…. Just ended!
      I would imagine donuts would be a very popular fund raiser. We have a church not to far from us that fries up churchmade donuts every Sunday during the summer as a fund raiser and there is always a very long line.

    • That sounds like a wonderful donut..Chocolate, peanut butter, donut…really what more could you want? Where does one find a donut like this…For Cole of-course!!

  4. You can’t know this, but the entire time I was in labor with Domer, I was craving doughnuts! Must be why he’s so sweet, ha!

    I’ve always loved saddle shoes and was sorry to miss out on their popularity. Perhaps they’ll come back in style (but something tells me they won’t be as comfy as my other shoes!)

    Cloudy here today. And cool. A walk after lunch is in my future (and the Sheltie’s!)

    • I bet that is the reason Domer is so sweet. I’ve never heard of anyone else craving donuts…did you like a particular donut? Chocolate…maybe?

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