Acts of kindness are usually done without any thought of personal gain or any idea of what they could lead to. Sometimes they are simple, solitary gifts; sometimes they can change a life. 

Jimmy Toddy was born in 1928 near the Wide Ruins Trading Post in Arizona. As a young child, he developed an interest in drawing, initially copying and adding to rock paintings found on the canyon walls near his home. 

When he was in grade school, he met Bill and Sallie Lippincott, the trading post owners at Wide Ruins. He was the kind of kid who was always drawing something, and the couple wanted to encourage him.  They set up a small table in the trading post and provided him with paper (usually pieces of butcher or wrapping paper) and colored pencils.

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