Remembering the Pillsbury Doughboy

Written by Verne R. Sanford. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Senior Living

Published on July 04, 2018 with No Comments

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma 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, and Captain Crunch. The grave site 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. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered 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 was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.


July Porter County Low Vision Meetings

Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., held at the First United Methodist Church, 103 N. Franklin, Valparaiso. Topic: Speaker from Social Security

Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., held in the Celebration Room, on the first floor at the Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso (Building behind Aperion Health Systems; formerly Whispering Pines Health Care Center) 3301 N. Calumet, Valparaiso. Moderator: Verne R. Sanford. Topic: To be determined

We welcome all persons at our meetings, whether or not they have low vision.  Within Porter County and during daylight hours, call the Porter County Aging & Community Services bus at 219-462-4302 for a free door-to-door ride for the legally blind, or 50¢ each way for seniors, $1 each way for others.  Phone a week or two ahead. For more information call Verne R. Sanford at 219-464-1867 or email Verne.sanford@valpo.edu.

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About Verne R. Sanford


All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Verne R. Sanford, 75, is professor emeritus of mathematics at Valparaiso University. He retired in 1993 and is currently writing his 24th memoir story. He is president of Valparaiso Low Vision Support Group Inc. He and his wife of 52 years, Marie, have five children and 14 grandchildren. Contact him at 219-464-1867, visit www.valpolowvisionsupport.org or e-mail verne.sanford@valpo.edu.

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