Today is National Donut Day. America has a national day for everything.
Donut can be spelled two ways. The original, doughnut. Contemporary, donut. Both acceptable.
National Donut Day got its start in 1938.
During World War I, Salvation Army volunteers gave donuts and coffee to troops. Relatively close to the front lines. In 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the work of the volunteers.
The Day means free donuts in some venues. Here in Key West, Duunkin’ Donuts offers a free donut with every purchased drink. Krispykreme locations will give a free product with each cup of coffee purchased.
Glazed Donuts is at 419 Eaton in Key West. I could not ascertain its policy re free donuts this day. Stop by anyhow. Glazed Donuts’ donuts are great!
Welcome home, Donna and Terri. My lesbian wives have returned. They claim forever. Hopefully so. Two better people do not exist.
Patrick and Lester are leaving Key West. Moving to Georgia. Sad. Two of Key West’s best. I have known them 20 plus years. They are friends. Patrick and Lisa tight.
Patrick aka Patty Cakes was the Sq. 1 bartender for 20 plus years. Everyone loved Patrick. Always available to help in a crisis.
Big swimming race tomorrow. Around Key West. 12.5 miles. Ocean currents galore.
Called Swim Around Key West, an annual event. Began in 1977 when Anna Fugina swam around Key West. She did it for health reasons. Her time, 12 hours 59 minutes. Today’s record is 3 hours 31 minutes 28 seconds. In recent years, most complete the race in 5-6 hours.
Anna is now 64. She will be racing tomorrow.
Not a local thing. One hundred eighty five swimmers from 7 countries and 29 states will participate.
The race begins at 7 tomorrow morning off Smathers Beach.
My KONK Life column this week is America Has Lost Its Promise. It hit the stands yesterday. Appears in KONK E-Blast this morning. Was also linked to my Key West Lou website this morning. .keywestlou.com.
How the world turns! Sins of yesterday acceptable without question today.
On this day in 1956, Santa Cruz, California passed a local law banning rock and roll. New music at the time. The city considered it detrimental to the health and morals of youth and the community.
Military service has always been an item of discussion/investigation as regards Presidential candidates. Recall, Clinton got beat up for not having served. Bush 2’s National Guard service was closely examined.
The issue not yet an issue as regards Trump. Vietnam was his time. He was found ineligible for a “foot thing.”
Trump’s deferment will become an issue at some point.
Enjoy your day!