Almost summer!

Another holiday weekend has been and gone, this one without much ado! The weather was extremely beautiful, no one could complain about that, However we are so glad to NOT be up north... It seems the weather there this weekend was a high of 40, and overcast/rainy. One of our friends from the Vineyard sent us a picture of a line through the Reliable Markets parking lot in Oak Bluffs, complete with a parking attendant for all the people trying to enjoy the tradition of the back door Donuts we began all those years ago. Ah, the Old Stone Bakery, Some of my best and worst memories were made there selling coffee and Donuts to the locals and celebrities that populate that tiny island in the summer. It almost feels like a lifetime ago, when we had to fight the town to sell the donuts after they were made. The Tradition started in the early 1970's while Peter was frying, the police and bartenders and waitstaff and Taxi drivers would stop in after their shifts to enjoy the amazing fresh hot donuts and if you came by late enough the famous apple fritters and cinnamon buns dripping with hot sugar glaze...there was a camaraderie and sense of place in the back of that bakery, and those who couldn't sleep were drawn by the wafting smell and the warmth of the offbeat conversations that could only be had at that hour of the night, when the island was still and the Skunks owned downtown...So many stories, so many memories, so many celebrities... Like Uncle Walt(Cronkite) getting out of the hospital and sending his niece in at 1 Am for a fritter, the first thing he asked for when he got home, or Belushi, drunk in the alley at 3 Am and giggling so hard he couldn't stand up....I'll take a dozen...Miss Patricia Neal, "Darling I LIVE for these"...I simply do not have enough time to express how it is, after all these years,wonderful that still continues. How sad we are too old now to stay up that late....

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