Friday, June 1, 2012
Today, news reporters took the opportunity to wolf down a doughnut or two - it being National Doughnut Day - and all.
One TV anchor snatched up a mouth-watering chocolate doughnut with sprinkles on top, bright-and-early this morning at the crack of dawn, while his pretty female partner was inclined to go with a jam-filled one with a generous smattering of icing.
I wonder, did the male reporter want to be a cop when he was a kid?
National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year and succeeds the original Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served up the tasty treats to soldiers during World War I.
Many bakeries and "donut" shops around the country are handing out freebies today, so you may want to check to see if there is a tasty give-a-way in your very own neighborhood.
By the way, the news report triggered a childhood memory.
We used to sing this little ditty around the playground:
I went to Toledo
I went around the block
I stepped right in
to a bakery shop
I gave the lady a five-cent piece
She took two doughnuts
out of the grease
She looked at the money
She looked at me
"This money is no good to me...
There's a hole in the center, I can see right through..."
"There's a hole in the doughnut, too"
Betcha, 'ya can't eat just one!