Dear Members and Constituents Happy Halloween! While I'm at it, I suppose I should also wish you a happy All Saints Day (tomorrow) and a happy All Souls Day (Sunday). Why is it we have three days in a row of holidays with a strong association to death? Why now? Why not April? Perhaps it's the dead leaves falling off the trees (leaves are green and growing in April). Perhaps it's the prospect of winter knocking at the door (the prospect of Summer in April is not as ominous). Whatever the reason for the tradition, there is no reason you and I should be somber this morning. Quite the opposite, it seems appropriate that April Slater, our newest member, delight us today with an assortment of five dozen donuts. Come grab an orange donut with brown sprinkles or, if you're feeling adventurous, you might grab a brown donut with orange sprinkles. Whatever you decide, come on down and let the sweet taste energize you and make you feel alive. Happy Friday!
Donuts are part of the magic that makes life so sweet. I founded the Level 3 Friday Donut Club in 2004 and ran it until my departure in 2015. It had a three year run at Windstream and is now virtual, but at its peak, we had a rotation of 50+ folks who brought donuts every Friday. We had three simple rules: (1) five dozen (2) boutique shop donuts (3) by 8:00 am. This blog memorializes these e-mails to share my thoughts (and, once upon a time, announce the donut arrival). Have a happy Friday!