Friday, June 7, 2024

Happy National Donut Day

National Donut Day is today.  National Donut Day National Donut Day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to commemorate the volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during WW I. In honor of that, I thought I'd share this short clip I found on an 8mm movie I picked up recently at an estate sale.  The film was labeled "Bowling" and features a men's bowling team in tournament in Madison, Tennessee sometime in the early to mid 1960's.  But the most interesting part of the film is this short clip where they stopped early in the morning for Krispy Kreme donuts, giving a peak into the look of the business (outside anyway).

The early morning sun reflects in the windows which allows a vague glimpse at the menu on the wall. Our bowler balances 4 dozen Krispy Kremes while a cigarette dangles from his lips.  A Krispy Kreme delivery van looms in the background.

While I prefer our local donut shop over Krispy Kreme, there is something about them when they glide off the assembly line hot and fresh.

Why not stop by your favorite donut shop today, Krispy Kreme or otherwise, and treat yourself?


  1. >Our bowler balances 4 dozen Krispy Kremes while a cigarette dangles from his lips.

    HAW! An encapsulation of a simpler time....

  2. I lived in South Carolina for 3 years in the late 1990s and enjoyed getting fresh Krispy Kremes at a little standalone bakery that I'm guessing was constructed in the mid 1960s. ... Nowadays you can get Krispy Kremes prepackaged at grocery stories in most states, and they are absolutely not the same.

    1. No, those grocery store boxed Krispy Kremes are nothing like the hot off the press ones.


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