COLUMN: Mom never forgot that cup of tea from the Salvation Army

Monday, November 30, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 8:11 p.m. CST, Monday, November 30, 2009

Editor's note — This column was first published in 1987 by the Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) Press, where the author was managing editor and a weekly columnist at the time. He is now a faculty member at the Missouri School of Journalism.