Thanks to Ildefonso R. for adopting Lester. This Lester was Willie Tyler's first professional figure. Included with the photos of Ildefonso and Lester are a few newspaper clippings...one of Tyler with this Lester from 1969, one of Tyler with Paul Winchell, Shari Lewis, and Ronn Lucas in 1985, and one of Willie at Vent Haven in 1986, when he was given the W.S. Berger Vent of the Year award. Willie Tyler has been on the Vent Haven Museum Board of Advisors since 2014.