At Huckleberries Online Tuesday, CPD Blue Sgt. Christie Wood got baited into commenting about doughnuts. Doughnut jokes and cops are part of American culture, Christie conceded. She's not offended by them. Then, she added: "Our younger troops have adopted a healthy lifestyle. Not many of them will indulge in donuts. My generation still likes them. So drop some off if you're so inclined." Well, Frum Helen Back, an HBO regular from Hauser Lake, did just that later in the day, treating the local gendarmes to fresh doughnuts from Davis Donuts. Which prompted Christie to use the word "awesome," when she found out about them, and to elaborate: "We're all over them." Actually, the CPD Bluers were all over them. Christie was stuck in Spokane when Chief Wendy Carpenter told her about Frum Helen Back's terrific gesture. In a phone call to HBO Central, Christie worried that the doughnuts'd be gone by the time she returned to the office. But not to worry. Dick Haugen, KVNI's erstwhile "voice of North Idaho" who's handling the 5 to 8 KGA morning shift with Larry Weir, chimed in online that Christie could count on him for apple fritters and a double iced mocha. Then, Dick asked Christie mischievously, "Which generation do you consider yourself to be in?" Somewhere between the Pepsi one and us aging Flower Children, I suspect. Is it proper to ask a woman about her g-g-generation?
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.