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OnDaFence 31M/38M
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11/4/2018 6:54 pm

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11/5/2018 6:23 pm

Why TWO ?



For those of us who prefer our blood to remain relatively stable, doughnuts are an occasional treat—nutritionally bankrupt but delicious fried dough laced with flavors from chocolate to bacon. You might even choose to indulge only in honor of National Doughnut Day, which is observed each year on the first Friday of June.



Curiously, a second National Doughnut Day pops up just five months later, on November 5. We don’t have two Thanksgivings, two Halloweens, or even two National Hot Days. So why do doughnuts get to claim two dates?



It helps to know how the June date originated: During World War I, volunteers who wanted to support troops were charged with preparing food to deliver to soldiers on the front lines in France. The Salvation Army dispatched over 250 women there, who found that battle-tested helmets were perfect for frying up to seven doughnuts at a time.



In 1938, the Salvation Army decided to honor these proclaimed “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness (and ) for their charitable efforts. National Doughnut Day was born.



Its calendar doppelgänger is harder to trace. According to food holiday historian John Bryan Hopkins, who cataloged several fringe holidays for his site Foodimentary beginning in 2006, mentions of the November Doughnut Day could be found as early as the 1930s in copies of Ladies' Home Journal. Hopkins speculated that the November 5 date is close enough to Veterans Day on November 11 that a retail outlet likely introduced the date to acknowledge their .



To me having TWO DONUT DAYS is just twice as nice to celebrate! Go out to your favorite pastry shop and pick some up for yourself, family, friends and co-workers! Also take a moment to remember those brave women who made the sacrifice to leave and serve our troops on the front lines of World War One.

OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/4/2018 6:57 pm

The raised relief ceiling panels for the Beemer Pad are DONE!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/4/2018 6:59 pm

JD is still hobbling around. It is too wet to work in the fields with more rain on the way.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/4/2018 7:00 pm

I am still sick today and just been sipping Coke and just had a can of chicken & rice soup.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/4/2018 7:02 pm

We have 2 more days with highs in the 40's then the bottom drops out for the foreseeable future.


Hungr4Yungr 69M
3643 posts
11/4/2018 9:18 pm

I like donuts as much as anyone else,but they have become an unaffordable luxury. I will celebrate by looking at the pictures you posted.
Beemer will be happy that his winter quarters are now complete. Sorry to hear you are sick; get well soon.
The cold front headed your way went through here at 4:12 this afternoon. It has been snowing since 8 pm, and the temp dropped from 55F to the current 33F, gusty N wind. High temps are all below freezing for the next few days.
I am still having pain in my mending arm bone; I am going to put it to bed now.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/4/2018 9:50 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    I like donuts as much as anyone else,but they have become an unaffordable luxury. I will celebrate by looking at the pictures you posted.
    Beemer will be happy that his winter quarters are now complete. Sorry to hear you are sick; get well soon.
    The cold front headed your way went through here at 4:12 this afternoon. It has been snowing since 8 pm, and the temp dropped from 55F to the current 33F, gusty N wind. High temps are all below freezing for the next few days.
    I am still having pain in my mending arm bone; I am going to put it to bed now.
When your arm is better I will post my grandma's donut recipe so you may make them at home for yourself. Our guys go nuts when I make them. IDK if I will be able to chat much tonight our not just so dam worn out and drug out.but at least we got the ceiling done together.


bychance4709 56M
1296 posts
11/5/2018 5:45 am

one day, two day, who cares, I'll celebrate, pastries are my weakness!!!


bychance4709 56M
1296 posts
11/5/2018 5:49 am

My first thought of your symptoms is you're pregnant. Which would make sense, throwing up and with JD home from up north, you 2 have been, ummm "catching" up. Course we all know that isn't possible, although it probably doesn't stop JD from trying.


Julie_Tgirl 68T
1770 posts
11/5/2018 10:55 am

With type 2 diabetes I have to be careful with doughnuts also. Just on occasion do I have one.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/5/2018 6:16 pm

    Quoting bychance4709:
    one day, two day, who cares, I'll celebrate, pastries are my weakness!!!
They are mine too I end up looking like Pavlov's dog as I go past the pastry department in Hy Vee.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/5/2018 6:19 pm

    Quoting bychance4709:
    My first thought of your symptoms is you're pregnant. Which would make sense, throwing up and with JD home from up north, you 2 have been, ummm "catching" up. Course we all know that isn't possible, although it probably doesn't stop JD from trying.
But I am on the pill!!! How can I get knocked up. $66 for these dam high potency anti-biotics and they are making me sick as hell... and yes we might have exchanged more than just a lingering kiss.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
25666 posts
11/5/2018 6:23 pm

    Quoting Julie_Tgirl:
    With type 2 diabetes I have to be careful with doughnuts also. Just on occasion do I have one.
that's just it......they are nutritionally bankrupt but delicious and you can't help yourself.... I can basically control my diabetes with diet and exercise until my path takes me past the pastry shop....