Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Redux

It's that time of year again and I have to admit I love the sound of the Salvation Army bell as it echos across the parking lot. I know ringing the bell is not easy work on a cold night.

Last night, I watched a guy go out of his way, wide circle to the right at Harris Teeter just to avoid walking past the Army bell ringer working the Stonecrest store.

Guilt is such a powerful force! Give it up! It won't kill you!

I don't know why but I like the process of folding a ten dollar bill in half and then half again and pushing it into the red kettle or maybe its just the joy in saying Merry Christmas on a cold winter's night.

Even more so when it's Mrs. Cedar ringing the bell.

Last year's post about the Salvation Army is here.


Anonymous said...

I see that all the time, people avoiding, its crazy, if you have the money to be going into the store, certainly you have spare change to give. It all really adds up for a wonderful cause. I get enjoyment out of putting bills in the bucket and the bell ringer saying Bless you in which I return, Thank you and Bless you for taking your time to collect for such a wonderful organization!

ThaQueenCity said...

Great article this year and last Cedar! Thanks Mrs. Cedar for your time ringing that bell :-)

PS: I only avoid them if I don't have cash on hand....but I always give!!!