At the end of July I took the family to the town I grew up in; Portsmouth, Ohio. I have blogged about other parts 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, I felt like I was 9 years old again when I stepped through their doors again.
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 visited the library every single week. We didn’t go into the Crispie Creme every single week but I remember the times we 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.