The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28311   Message #350985
Posted By: Gervase
04-Dec-00 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Red Cross, WWII, and my in-laws
Subject: RE: BS: The Red Cross, WWII, and my in-laws
Bloody strange!
In my family the Red Cross were always the good guys and the Sally Army the baddies. My mother was always very short with the Salvation Army when they came rattling the tins, saying huffily: "They had the gall to sell all those cigarettes they were given in the Great War which were supposed to be handed out to the troops."
The Red Cross, however, could do no wrong.
Maybe we have the makings of an urban myth here - "the charity that flogged the fags it was given"