National Doughnut Day…There’s Got to Be a Hole in This Story

In a comment, the author, Scotty73, said “Maybe we should try to get people to blog about weird national days?!” Do you celebrate any of these days? Tell us in your own post (and link back)…could be fun and interesting! Great idea, Scotty!

Words No One is Reading

For anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet…or television, or radio, or newspapers, or any other form of media, I should inform you that today is National Doughnut Day (and also World Environment Day, but that’s apparently much less important). Ever wonder how or why this fattening tradition got started? I assumed it was created by some struggling baker who wasn’t making enough “dough” (sorry, I couldn’t resist). You know, kind of like a “Hallmark holiday;” a day that was invented as a marketing ploy. So, I did a little research.

It turns out that National Doughnut Day got its start in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. They decided on “doughnut” day because female Salvation Army volunteers had handed out doughnuts, among other supplies, on the front lines in France during WWI. (These “Doughnut Lassies,” later more commonly referred to as “Doughnut Dollies,” continued to supply…

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