Monthly Archives: December, 2014

It’s Christmastime in the City

poster-39 As soon as I hear the opening strains of “Silver Bells” I’m transported back to the vestibule of Wild Woody’s discount store in Independence, Missouri. I was six, and dad would bring his electric guitar and play and sing while I rang the bell at The Salvation Army’s red kettle.

Dad’s velvet baritone voice and his smooth jazz chords would echo in that vast space as shoppers scurried in and out: Continue reading →