Opinion: Good deed becomes charity mishap

December 18, 2014 - 10:12

Bobby Maszak just wanted to do a good deed for a relative, but a simple online request for a Christmas tree donation went in directions he probably didn't anticipate, and the result might be a cautionary tale for us all.

Maszak posted a message on a local Facebook group Friday, Dec. 12, asking if anyone had a spare Christmas tree. He planned to give it to a Homewood family with three children. The family is struggling financially, and the father told Maszak he didn't think they could afford a tree this year.

Postal service stories

Submitted by Eric W Crump on December 16, 2014 - 12:17pm

In spite of an increase in options in recent years, we all still depend on the U.S. Postal Service, local service especially. 

We're interested in collecting stories about postal service in Homewood and Flossmoor. Do you have stories of adventure or misadventure with mail and package delivery? Do you have stories to tell about good service from carriers or counter clerks?

We're interested in any stories that will help us describe the kind of service people in our community receive. 




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