Whistling bell-ringer inspires others to give to Salvation Army
James Taylor, a Salvation Army bell ringer in the Charleston area, started whistling to stave off boredom during his long shifts. "It started as something to occupy my mind," he said. "People think I'm happy, but I'm just cold." Taylor, whose repertoire includes both holiday favorites and sacred music, also sometimes rings jingle bells, rather than the standard-issue hand bells.