For What It’s Worth, Patti and I took our turn manning a Salvation Army, Red Christmas Collection Bucket, while the real host, Detroit Tiger Tom, took leave of us to go inside of Sam’s Club to use their facilities. He is on a four (4) hour shift and needs at least one break.

Patti and Tom.

Tom and me.

Patti and me.

It was quite an experience.

One lady stopped directly in front of me and said, “Are you a veteran?” On the spot, I rolled up my shirt sleeve and showed her my Marine Corps tattoo. She stepped back saying that was nice and walked away after donating a dollar. I thought to myself, “Does one have to be a military veteran to man a Salvation Army Donation Station. Of course not !! Tom is not a veteran.”

Far more people than I thought would do so donated money. The usual seemed to be $5 dollar bills with some $1 dollar bill donations. Tom said (he has been doing this for 23 years I think) one day this season a man put a $100 bill in the red bucket. This was a first for Tom.

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For What It’s Worth, our friend and Ally Gullible has published Chapter 10 of her Africa 2021 trip

Chapter 10 – In Which We Breakfast with Lions

  “A lion chased me up a tree and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.”  –Confucius

The below link with take you directly to her website.

In our opinion, if you’re not following Gullible using the links we are providing in our posts, you’re missing some great photos and stories about her 2021 African Safari Trip.

Smiles and Hugs .. Cap and Patti

2 thoughts on “DEC 12, 21 .. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

  1. Tom E.

    Thank you both for helping out! I have great fun each Christmas doing a few hours for Salvation Army. Last week a boy about 5 or 6 yrs old put a dollar into the kettle that his grandma gave him. He asked grandma “What’s this about?” When told the dollars went to help the very poor, he reached in his kid size wallet, pulled out his whole roll, which was a single $5.00 bill and dropped it in the kettle. His grandma and I were speechless. I’ll never forget that young man. God Bless and Merry Christmas to all! Tom

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Thanks so very much Tom for posting your comment and for going into detail about the young man (5 or 6 years old) with his grandmother and the rest of the story. Very touching. Patti and I were touched in the short time we were ringing your bells. With gratitude .. Cap and Patti

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