What a glorious holiday and what a glorious country we live in that will dedicate one special day to one of my favorite glutonous dreams of deep fat fried bread smothered in a robe of creamy chocolate frosting.... mmmm... doughnuts...
I have found that an astonishing number of people do not know about this day of artery clogging seduction so let me fill you in on the origins of this wonderful day...
National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army.
The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a moral boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".
Can it get better than this?! There is a good cause to back up the need to stuff our faces full of heaven!
What? You say National Doughnut day actually takes place on the first Friday in June?
But Walmart starts the Christmas season earlier every year in order to commercialize on our holiday spirits.... (in fact the day after Halloween they were playing Christmas music!) I just figured Krispy Kreme deserved a peice of the consumer $$$ pie... don't you think?!
Start buying your doughnuts today. Lets make National Doughnut day last all year so that Krispy Kremes pockets can be as deep as Walmarts! :)
ps... I must admit, I was singing along to the songs in DEFINITE Christmas spirits and was ALMOST tempted to empty out my bank account on a basketfull of trendy toys that my kids will either break or forget about an hour after opening them. Soooo close Walmart!
Is anyone else annoyed that Thanksgiving gets skipped every year at the stores in order to capitolize on the birthday of our Savior?
ps.... CONGRATULATIONS to "Eatin' and Paintin' with Her Buisiness" you are the winner of this months shutterbug contest! I will get your prize to you asap Q! Thanks to everyone for voting!