In honor of National Doughnut Day, a “sweet” repost from the past, updated for today:
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. But there’s also another National Donut Day in November!
Here’s an infographic from Fast Company magazine about today’s National Doughnut Day:
Upon closer look at the picture above – especially the statistic in the doughnut hole – it’s nice to know that I’m above average.
Like many things in my life, this fondness all came about because of a book: Homer Price and the Doughnut Machine. I have great memories of reading about Homer and Uncle Ulysses and the automatic doughnut machine. I remembered the image of doughnuts stacked to the ceiling with more coming out of the machine every minute. I’ve looked for a machine like that for a long time, but the Krispy Kreme shop is as close as I’ll come! Reading that book gave me a taste for doughnuts that continues to this day.
Thinking about Homer Price, I just happened to be near my favorite used bookstore in Charlotte – Book Buyers. On a whim, I pulled in, went to the children’s section, and there it was, just like I remembered it. With my $1 purchase, I’m going to start the day off, reading the story again – with a doughnut, of course!
There’s no “Hot Light” in my hometown, but that’s not going to stop me from celebrating somewhere…
If you’ve still got a sweet tooth, check out this post on the secrets to Krispy Kreme’s success.