Muffin Man? — #1LinerWeds

A couple of weeks ago, Debbie Smyth from Travel with Intent added a most interesting door to Thursday Doors. In her description, she said, “This doorway, with solid artificial curtains, is an odd thing to find on London’s Drury Lane.”

It was an interesting door, but “Drury Lane” stuck with me. I asked my wife, “why do I remember Drury Lane?” because wives know these things. Sure enough, she responded, “it’s where the Muffin Man lives.”

Do you know the muffin man?
The muffin man, the muffin man.
Do you know the muffin man
Who lives in Drury Lane?

I remembered the nursery rhyme, but then I asked:

“Do you suppose that’s what happened to the Pillsbury Doughboy, he became the Muffin Man?”

I think I see a resemblance.

This bit of bad humor is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


  1. It’s always good to see the flag waving back at us!!
    I’m glad your wife had the answer to your question about Drury Lane, that would have bugged me!!
    All the animals are enjoying clear, warmer weather I see.

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  2. Often been down Drury Lane, Dan. It’s in the Covent Garden area of London, one of my favourite places. full of activity, though now very quiet with the whole Covid situation. The Muffin man is quite a story, although, truth and folklore are so mixed you’re not sure what is real or not.

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    • Thanks for that, Don. I did read some of the writ-ups in the Internet about the Muffin Man. I guess a mix of truth and folklore make for a good nursery rhyme. I’ve only been to London once, and to tell you the truth, I got lost, twice, while trying to walk around.

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  3. I couldn’t place Drury Lane until you mentioned The Muffin Man!

    Hooray our flag is no longer flying half mast. I love your idea for a flag collage for Memorial Day.

    Maggie’s fur looks so silky shiny in the spring sunshine……happy to be free of her winter coat.

    Looks like Arnold remembered his way to the Peanut Factory. As much as I love Smokey, this last photo of him gave me the creeps Dan when I enlarged it!

    Love the shadow photo. Yes, you guys are definitely shrinking. Lol.

    Rain coming today and likely to finish up as snow (&/@$£#]+=€) tomorrow. Sigh…..

    Happy Hump Day!

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    • Thanks Ginger. Sorry about the scary Smokey. There are three or four black squirrels here. One is not shy, He gets very close. I don’t think he’s mean, but I see what you mean with that photo.

      Maddie and I walked early today to beat the rain. It’s going to be wet for a few days, but I hope it stays liquid. I pulled my stakes out and I was getting ready to start raking the yard, not snow blowing,

      Maddie is happy to be walking in nice cool weather, although she really likes that buffalo plaid coat. I call it her Superman coat. She gets all excited when I put that on.

      I hope the rest of the week is good for you. Stay dry (and safe and healthy).


  4. Thanks for bringing up a nursery rhyme that I had forgotten. I only hope the jingle doesn’t stick in my head all day, which makes me think the Pillsbury Dough Boy may serve us best in a pan of sticky buns. With eggs and bacon and a cup of coffee on the side. Mmmmm…

    Smokey sure is getting brave. He’ll soon be crawling up in your lap or laying on the cot with Maddie. Enjoy your day, Dan, and I hope you can string a few sunny days together this week.

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    • Hahaha – yeah, I think the Doughboy was at his best in the form of those cinnamon rolls with that creamy icing on top. Eggs and bacon, well you know I’m up for that.

      Our sunny days are over for a while, maybe Friday, but it won’t be warm. March isn’t going out like a lion, but it’s kind of a delinquent little lamb.

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      • I will have to watch myself with food when I get back out in the community. All the bad things, like cinnamon rolls and cupcakes, are calling my name, but I don’t want to put back on the weight I lost while being good at home. Otherwise I will be the delinquent and chubby little lamb.

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  5. Drury Lane?! And all this time, I’d been singing, “Cherry Lane.” You sure are keeping us straight with the song lyrics, Dan! Is Arnold new? Smokey is my main squeeze so I don’t remember Arnold, but he is a cutie.

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    • Arnold isn’t new, but he’s only been featured one other time. He’s the only one that stands up on his hind legs and holds his front paws like a boxer. My wife gave him the name. Smokey is still our fav, but don’t tell Arnold, ‘cuz he looks like he might clobber me.

      It wasn’t my intention to correct your nursery rhyme memories. Cherry Lane???

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  6. I know the nursery rhyme but never knew a muffin man. When I was a kid we had a donut truck come round once a week. I would save some of my allowance to buy a donut, but the best thing about it wasn’t really the donut. No, it was the shiny silver quilted-looking truck bed shell and all the slide-out drawers that once opened you were hit with a warm, and delicious smell of fresh donuts! Oh man, did this post open up my memory file! I can almost smell them now. 😀

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  7. I love the Doughboy and I remember that song clearly. :-) Today the photo that caught my eye and made me laugh was the sign on the back of the truck telling you to keep back 500′. My warped mind always thinks that if everyone did that, no one would ever be able to pass or get anywhere. :-)

    See you tomorrow.


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  8. Hi Dan – gosh I’d never heard of the Muffin Man – I suppose it was so appalling that it never crossed our door – but Drury Lane was theatre land to us … I do know other ‘Street Cries’ … short lyrical calls of merchants hawking their goodies as they market them. Lots of history surrounding these.
    Brilliant that the weather is improving, though we’re about to cuddle up (freezing Easter weather) – I need a Mimi or Mumu … Excellent to read about Arnold.
    Thanks for the link to the Muffin Man – sent me looking … all the best – Hilary

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    • I’m glad I could share something for you to look into, Hilary. I learned more about the Muffin Man that I might have wanted to know. I think it’s cool to meet people who have been on Drury Lane.

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  9. That is so funny! My Pillsbury Doughboy laugh will always be in the great movie, “Ghostbusters.” I wish they still made movies like that. I love your photo collage, especially the long (shorter) shadows and the flag on top. Happy weekend, Dan.

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