The Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and 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 gravesite was piled high with flours.
Long-time friend Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded, and a figure who rose quickly in show business, but whose 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, even as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions. Toward the end it was thought he would rise again, but alas, he was no tart.
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.
I couldn't let that one go by. It came from my longtime buddy and funny man, Richard Perigo.
I have two Bultaco's on eBay this week. A model 3 Sherpa S 1965 or so and a Model 8 Metralla 1963 or 64. Both serious basket cases. I know, I know, if you followed earlier posts I mistakenly identified them as models 30 and 80.
I sure wish I could keep them both for restoration but I just can't. I still haven't done anything on the Moto Guzzi Cafe or any more on the Husqvarna Chopper. I also am trying to keep the 1972 CR 250 Husqvarna that I got earlier last year for a resto. I just don't have time....which leads me to kids....
I love them more than the motorcycle projects. They consume my time and in 20 years from now I may or may not remember all the motorcycles I've had but I will remember fondly, and cherish, the time I spent with the girls. I hope all you dads can keep things in perspective too. You can always build the motorcycle of your dreams, only limited by cash, but you can never rebuild the moments and memories you get by being there when your kiddies are growing up. My oldest girl (8) spends time with me in the shop and says almost every time that she wants to work for me when she gets old enough. She hates getting dirty. LOL Between landscaping and the bike biz she may be better suited for office work. Either way I can't wait till it happens.
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