Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Huckleberries: Love Held Davis Donuts Together

Yeah, there’s a story behind the current message on the Davis Donuts readerboard at 4th and Appleway: “Diane held Davis together while I was out. Thank you Diane.” Diane Monroe, who was embarrassed when she saw the love note Sunday, held Davis together, indeed. Since January. That’s when husband Dennis fell off a dough mixer in the back room while checking wiring, and busted his hip. The Monroes, who moved from Las Vegas to Spokane a year ago and recently to the Coeur d’Alene area, bought the doughnut shop and famous readerboard in November after checking it out online last summer. The first thing they googled about the shop caused Diane to catch her breath – a readerboard message posted by then-owner Bill Todd asking for prayers for the safe return of Shasta and Dylan Groene. Half that prayer was answered at Denny’s restaurant, a short distance from Davis Donuts. On Nov. 1, the Monroes took over posting messages – items culled from the Bible, customers and online. Dennis’ tumble changed things, however. He was the pastry chef, not Diane. The biggest challenge was finding someone to bake doughnuts. Initially, the regular doughnut maker worked seven days a week to handle the task. Then, Dennis’s brother-in-law, Bill Moore, flew out from the Midwest to help out. All because Dennis climbed the giant mixer rather than lug the ladder around one more time. Obviously, Dennis is grateful that Diane meant what she said when she agreed on that “for better or worse” clause.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here