Monday, February 21, 2011

Let's go get Donuts.

There's a little donut shop in our town that I love.
It's sweet and old and perfectly Middle America.


The decor hasn't been updated in years. It's definitely not a new posh cupcake bakery. And that's okay.



You get your own coffee. There's a cup next to the coffee pot to drop the money in. Honor system. (They don't have yummy flavored creamers so I usually skip the coffee. I'm so spoiled.)


A bunch of local farmers gather here every morning to shoot the breeze.
The first time I was here, I teared up at how beautiful and classic and warm it all is. For real.
There may have been some hormone issues going on with me that day, but still.
I think there's something so precious about old friendships.
No cell phones. No catty gossip. No worry about what they're wearing. Just content old men, chatting about weather and crops and families.
Love it.



We only go every few weeks, but my own company is usually pretty great.
We talk about crayons, John Deere tractors, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.


The donuts are completely amazing too.

Want to go?

*****
p.s. The winner of the recent giveaway is Tracey! Please email us at therustedchaininfo AT yahoo.

27 comments:

Wendy said...

I want to go! There isn't a single donut shop in my town and that's a sad state of affairs. I'd love to get to go with you, especially if we could strike up conversations with some of the older generation while we were there. :o)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Beki Sweetie...
Now is that face not the sweetest thing ever? The face of a brown eyed angel. I love it. Priceless my friend.

My folks live in Enid, Oklahoma (where I am from) and they too have a Daylight Doughnuts, and yes the farmers gather there every morning for local chit chat. Seeing this post this morning took me home. I love their chocolate long johns. Did you see any this morning by chance?

Hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend. And thanks for the memories this morning. I loved it.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jennifer Gaines said...

There was a donut shop like that in Tuttle, Oklahoma where I grew up. And I think those same old men went there. Sometimes, Daddy would pick one of the four of us and take us with him for coffee and donuts on Saturday mornings. It was SUCH a treat. Thanks for bringing it back to me.

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

I love places like that :) We live in a town that was settled by the Dutch and there's a great, homey Dutch bakery that we LOVE for all the same reasons.

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh how LOVELY! My life would be so much happier (and heavier) if I lived in a town with a doughnut shop! So jealous :)
Your little man is adorable :)

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh how LOVELY! My life would be so much happier (and heavier) if I lived in a town with a doughnut shop! So jealous :)
Your little man is adorable :)

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh how LOVELY! My life would be so much happier (and heavier) if I lived in a town with a doughnut shop! So jealous :)
Your little man is adorable :)

Amy said...

Love it! I used to deliver the newspaper here a couple of years ago, and every Saturday morning when we got done, my trusty assistant (my daughter) and I would stop at Drubers to get donuts - looks just like your shop. It's funny how all of the "real" old donut shops all look similar.

Now I want a donut.....LOL

Polka Dot Moon said...

Those are the best kind of donut shops! LUCKY!!

Kelly said...

Oh how I miss Durbers! I may have to claim a Pregnancy craving so I can go. We used to drive an hour (or two) and play pitch until Crazy late with some good friends. Great memories!

Erica said...

oh Drubers...... such sweet memories and tasty ones too. I had some good college road trips to Drubers. One of which I got to know alot about a certain boy who eventually won my heart. The owner's daughter lived on my floor my freshman year and she'd bring donuts back when she went home for the weekend. Yum.

Bethe77 said...

That looks like my kind of place to go. So much fun! I need to find a place like that around here. I like the fact of no cell phones and just friends catching the breeze with a hot cup of old fashion "Joe".

Peggy said...

Oh, that looks so good, we have a place near my mother in laws that has been their forever. It is filled with all the locals and you can sit at the counter and eat your burger or fries, etc.

Susan S. said...

Yes....I want to go too! That' a HUGE donut shop. And your "date" is Precious!

Erica said...

i wanna go!!!

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

We have these home-town doughnut shops scattered in our neck of the woods as well. You're right, they are classic and far too few anymore. And these small shops put out the BEST doughnuts. Thanks for sharing. :)

kendal said...

oh...looks like the granny's donuts we had here years ago!

jenniferwhiteportraits said...

I cam to post about Druber's and was so happy to see others already had. My former inlaws own the place and my daughter likes to go up and work with them sometimes. Great place, people and donuts. (The peanut butter roll is to DIE for.)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

It's actually not Druber's! It's the Daylight Donuts in Hesston.

We love Druber's too though.

Meg B. said...

We had Druber's waiting for us this morning, picked up at 2am by my husband who was out on a leaky water service call.

Daylight Donuts in Hesston was a stop during driver's ed when I was in highschool. We spent the first few mornings driving country roads and would stop to grab a donut. Still looks the same and that was 20+ years ago.

I love Middle America.

Ruth said...

ohhh sweet. i so so so want to see middle america some day, it looks fascinating!
beki, that bad baby of yours is growing up... yikes!

SugarberrySensations said...

Yes Beki - I want to go! I want to go with you and your company!
I miss our Daylight Donuts, it was exactly as you described!!!!

♥Lori

Dixie Dew Drop said...

Oh, my goodness - this looks exactly like the Daylight Donut Shop in my hometown (Wellington, KS). Haven't been there in years, but I think it's still there.
YOUR little "farmer" is the cutest one there! Give him a hug!

Country Dreaming said...

I'm in!!!!

Love the last pic---priceless.

Melinda

tonya said...

I totally thought it was Drubers too! From the pics you took it looks a lot alike. We used to hang out there in middle and high school. Miss those days!

John and Elisa Seaba said...

Aww, this post reminded me about my Grandpa who was a farmer and often went to the local donut shop for coffee and chatting with the other farmers. You got yourself a cute little donut partner :)

rentz said...

When can we meet there? We could have two cute little boys to take pictures of and you and I can chat away!