Love was in the air

With an hour to go, Kristie and I agreed we had to dig deep to bring this thing home. We had been ringing our bells next to a Salvation Army red kettle outside of WalMart in Piitston Township for five hours Saturday and it was starting to take a toll on our bodies. The weather, thank goodness, was not cold, maybe 41 degrees, but it had been raining all day and although we were under a roof, the dampness seemed to sink into our muscles and joints. We were both hurting. Then this little girl in a pink snowsuit, hanging… Continue Reading

See ya later at WalMart

Ruth Pryce and Bertha Harris. Those names are the first thing I think of every year when Christmas rolls around. They were the officers of the Salvation Army in West Pittston when I was invited to join the Advisory Board in 1985. The following Christmas they gifted each member of the board with two needle point Christmas scenes they had spent months working on. It’s not Christmas in my house until I hang those scenes on a wall. My entrĂ©e to the Salvation Army came by way of a phone call from Thomas R. Davis, since deceased, who ran a… Continue Reading