Bear Bryant Had a Heart for Orphans
by Larry R. Putman
(12030 hwy 188 Grand Bay, Alabama)
I met Bear Braynt around 1962. Mr. Bryant always had time for boys and girls who had no home. He sent a bus to Mobile, Alabama where I was in a home called Wilmer Hall for boys and girls.
Mr Bryant let us watch spring practice. After practice he gave us a talk. Also before spring practice, he took all of us to dinner. I watch him climb his tower, which was a great moment for me.