The Last Day of Hanukkah

Christmas is long gone.  New Years Eve is over.  The only stuff left is New Years Day, football (especially college), and – well – the last day of Hanukkah.  Last night, on the seventh day of Hanukkah, I learned something new.  My brother Daniel and his wife Laura introduced me to sufganiyot.  I’ve had 40 years of Hanukkah and not once has my mother mentioned to me that jelly doughnuts are an ancient Hanukkah tradition.  So – apparently – jelly doughnuts are to Hanukkah as candy canes are to Christmas.  We celebrated last night with a box of Krispy Kreme’s.