By Will Collette
My first organizing job was in the early 1970s working in my home town of
One of the local leaders was an elderly Portuguese lady, a very strong and loyal person.
But in the window of her first floor apartment in the three-decker where she lived was a puzzling, hand-written sign that read “Douch Bags, 25 cents.”
I just couldn’t figure it out. I didn’t want to think about it, but I couldn’t help it.
And of course, this was not a subject for a young man to broach with an elderly woman.
But at one local chapter meeting, all was revealed. Mary came to the meeting with a steaming tray of sugar-sprinkled dough boys. I said, “oh wow, Mary, so you make dough boys?!?” The chapter president, a guy named Charlie, said “yeah, dincha know dat…she makes da best in CF…sells em fer two bits…dincha see the sign in ha winder?”
Our friends in the Richmond Democratic Town Committee also make delicious doughboys and, on June 10, you will get the chance to find out how good.
At their annual community breakfast, the Richmond Dems will be serving scrambled eggs, breakfast sausages, fruit cup and, of course, doughboys. $7 a head for adults and only $5 for seniors (50+) and kids (under 12).
If you’re not from around here, a doughboy is a local specialty that a lot like a cross between a light and moist doughnut and a flaky
Here are the full details on the event, with a late change in the location. The breakfast will NOT be at the Carolina Fire Station due to considerable work which must be accomplished at the Carolina Fire Station. BREAKFAST WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE ALTON FIRE STATION (RTE. 91) in Richmond.