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June 7th, 2013
★~ 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.
~ 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:
♥~ 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.
♥~ 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 ; 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 ; 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:
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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