Sunday, March 09, 2008
Goddess Done Good
Last week, a worker at Veteran's Thrift Store in Pomona found $30,000 in cash while sorting through the donations pile. The worker, Barbarita Nunez, was honest enough to return the money. Her selfless act has put Pomona's good side all over the regional news. Here's a video showing Barbarita and some of the thrift store's inventory. (Please note, you have to press the play button on the screen at the right side of the cbs page.)
Veterans Thrift Store is located at 1190 S. Garey Avenue. I finally went inside about a year ago at the enthusiastic urging of my friend Dalet. Once inside, I marveled at the hugeness of the space and the sheer amount of clothing and knick knacks that are stockpiled there. Each time I have visited, a half price sale has been going on, and there is an undeniable frenzy in the air.
Pop in there sometime. And be sure to give Barbarita a high five for doing her part to change Pomona's image. And let us know if those $9.98 yellow sneakers are still around.
P.S. NO, this is not the new look for the blog. I'm playing around with some features in preparation for the move, so bear with me.