The Doaks’ House in Waterford, Ohio
In the small town of Waterford, Ohio, one household stands out. One fall Saturday every other year or so, Roger and Shirley Doak open their doors for family, friends, and strangers. Since the 1960s, they’ve turned a day devoted to making apple butter into an all-day event. They start the fire at dawn, then take turns stirring, socialize, and nosh on a buffet spread until sunset. By the end of the day, they’ve created hundreds of jars of apple butter together. Don’t miss these other stories of extraordinary generosity.