September 26, 1987 |
He's the perfect mutt. A survivor. His fur is ermine with golden patches. The eyes are onyx. If you trust, he loves--as this Australian shepherd mix once trusted and loved just one man. Man and dog were homeless. Nobody knows how long they'd traveled together. Or from where. Or how the dog had lost one leg somewhere along the way. But they were often in the North Hollywood area, man shuffling, dog hopping, the infirm and the handicapped with disability their inseparability.
December 13, 1987 |
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, thanks to Bill and Diane Hendricks, who started the program for needy Los Angeles children during Christmas, 1947. Diane Hendricks had collected some toys and had knitted a red and white rag doll to give to some underprivileged children who probably wouldn't receive a toy for Christmas. But she couldn't find anyone collecting toys, so she turned to her husband, Bill, for help.