At the end of July I took the family to the town I grew up in; Portsmouth, Ohio. I have blogged about some of the trip HERE.
I was amazed that some things were STILL there, more than 25 years later. For example, the “Crispie Creme,” Mrs. Renison’s Original Recipe (since 1929) Donut & Coffee Shop. It hasn’t changed one single bit. Well, they did add in an ice cream case but other than that, it was like stepping back in time.
Notice it is spelled with C instead of the famous chain that starts theirs with a K? And if it is true that the “original recipe” is from 1929, well, that is a few years before the well-known, popular big brand “other” donut shop came into existence. I’m just sayin’.
Here are some photos I took while I was there in July:
I remember having my first ever donut right there in that store. You see, The Portsmouth Public Library is located right next to the Crispie Creme and my mother and I would be at the library every single week. We didn’t go into the Crispie Creme every single week but I remember the time I did go in and have the most sweetest, delicious, warm, soft, melty donut I have ever had in my entire life.
My heart feels all mushy, gushy, and warm thinking that the donut shop is still there after all these years.