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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes Part of a series of articles on the "best-remembered Christmas" of Valley area residents. Photograph article dated December 8, 1960 partially reads, "With great care and skill, they fashioned paper decorations for a little Christmas tree that some of the men had obtained. They made delicate white swans and puffy paper balls. They also got some traditional Japanese wooden dolls to hang on a few of the branches. It was in this setting, with the vanquished helping the Americans, that Shepard spent his first Christmas in five years without a war. He and his family, 15 years later, are still reminded of that particular Christmas each Dec. 25. For Shepard kept the decorations made by those houseboys. And the yare [sic] still used on his Christmas tree." The story refers to Christmas 1945, while Shepard was a lieutenant colonel serving in postwar Japan.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00109880 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d007_f30_i31 CARL0005253857 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/45168
Los Angeles Pierce College--Presidents Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)--Presidents Men--California--Los Angeles Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs