Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rainy Day Woman, vol. 4

Meet the Salvation Army Man.

If you have something to say about it, please email the Free Times. Frank Lewis is the editor.


sxKitten said...

I love you, Erin. And not just for your way with words and naked photos.

When are you moving to Vancouver?

Mone said...

What a wonderful story Erin. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I tagged you. HAHA.

Anonymous said...


"In the word." How is it that someone you just met described you perfectly and succinctly. I'm often envious of your talent; now I'm envious of his. Poetry in the most unexpected places.


Bugwit Homilies said...

Wow, that was truly beautiful, Erin. I am decidedly, vociferously, anti-religion - for the reasons you mentioned and more. Namely, the heaps of corpses and masses of widows and orphans it leaves in its wake.

But, I have to admit, there are times and circumstances where religion can touch me deeply.

You just gave me one of those moments. Thank you.

Loops O'Fury said...

That was heartwarming.

No wait, that sounds like something you'd say about a teevee x-mas special.

That was....inspiring?

Ack, that's not quite right either.

Well, I guess I don't have anything clever to say, but I liked the story.

Norm said...

Oh, lovely. I envy you that moment.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks for your comments everyone. This happened last year. I wonder if the Salvation Army man is still out there. He was truly something.

~d said...

OK, question:
Did you really call him brother?
the reason I ask is b/c I (have been) calling peeps brother.
I (heard myself)
call Thing 1 'brother' last night!
Kick ass story!

Erin O'Brien said...

Hey ~d, The story is 100 percent true. Well, I'm not sure there were actual beams of light shooting from my head as I turned into the store, but I sure felt like it.

He was truly a marvelous guy and I loved meeting him. He loved that I called him "brother."

Thanks for reading.