Salvation Army Fundraising

gino salvation army fundraiser

My neighbor Ken asked me to help try and raise some money for the Salvation Army at a local supermarket. I brought the boys. They were very gracious, even with those little infernal bells we kept ringing.

I didn’t think they minded me using them as bait to raise as much money as possible — five bucks a pet, ten bucks a handshake and twenty a lick in the face.

Later, an elderly lady asked if Ken was my brother. What with our dark shades and each of us holding one pretty blue merle Aussie a piece, I suddenly realized what conclusion her deductive reasoning brought her to after I answered, “Noooo. . . we’re just friends.” She smiled and then with a look of empathy, said, “Oh, no need to be shy about these things anymore.” “Just friends”, I repeated in the echoey vestibule, as she turned and grabbed a cart and rolled it away.

  1. Great going for a great cause. Thx Gino.

  2. Wow. How gracious of you to do this! Hey, is there any chance of you coming to Columbus, Ohio? Saw you in Cleveland at the Hard Rock and it was amazing.

  3. Two good men, doing great work for a worthy cause. Gino; you’re beautiful inside and out. I always enjoy your stories. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

    Snowed-In today due to Lake effect snow in NE Ohio; but rocking the house with GV.

  4. Well done guys!

  5. Hahahaha!! Gino, why is it that you always have one crazy anecdote after the other? From being Barry Manilow on a flight to singing Oh Canada in the bathroom stall, one could believe you are making this up! Mais tu n’as pas autant d’histoires que ton oncle Vic avec ton père par contre đŸ˜‰ Cheers from Mtl -Marc

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