Friday, June 01, 2007

National Donut Day

June 1 is National Donut Day, eh?

Who knew?

And me, not gettin' you anything.

Huntington used to have terrific bakeries downtown, and many of them made wonderful donuts. Ward's Donuts, though, was my favorite. Located near campus, Ward's was a small eatery where you could drink hot coffee, eat a bowl of chili and talk to local prostitutes while watching your dozen being cooked in a large vat of oil.

Urban legend was that if the "
H O T" sign was lit up on the marquee, hookers were ready and available. I can't verify that. I can only tell you the donuts were great.

One year--in must have been about 1988--I and several of my friends were watching some guy sing Jimmy Buffett covers while tailgating at Prindle Field before a Herd football game. As the evening progressed I became less and less aware of, well, anything. My next conscious moment was sometime after 2:00am, when I realized I was at a table in Wards eating chili, talking with a friend and the guy who was singing the Buffett covers.

I don't recall his name, or what we were talking about. I just remember getting really freaked out and leaving. Fast.

So, Happy National Donut Day. Please accept my uplifting and inspirational story as my gift to you.


Donutbuzz said...

D'OH! This is the second time in a row I've forgotten. They're gonna take away my domain privileges for sure now.

Thanks for sharing this post--and spelling "donut" without the "ugh"!

Kelly said...

Oh yeah, whatever. You CAN verify the hooker story!