SOL March Challenge 2015 Day 25
The older I get, the more I am affected by loss. I admit that each morning I read the obituaries checking to see if anyone I know is listed. Thankfully, there usually isn’t. I glance at some of the write-ups and think, “That person is my age”, or, “He is younger than me.” Even though I don’t know the person it makes me stop and think of my own mortality. This is also true when a celebrity that I have grown up watching and enjoying passes.
I was saddened to read about the passing of one such celebrity. You may have seen this as well.
An icon in the entertainment industry has passed. Please join me in remembering him.
The Pillsbury Doughboy died today in Minneapolis of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, M & M, and Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours.
Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.
Born in Minnesota, Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not regarded as a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes.
Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and served as a positive role model for millions.
Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough, and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his father, Pop Tart.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
Truly Doughboy was definitely of the upper crust in the bakin’ society.
R.I.P. my friend. I will bake something in your memory.