Found a shoe box full of mom’s picture collection and fortunately a number included notes that help me identify those that I would not know!
I was really surprised and pleased to find pictures of my Showman grandparents. I don’t remember ever seeing pictures of them before. Grandpa Showman died in 1924, I think from a heart attack. Mom would have been 11.
Grandma Showman then raised the family by herself, under very poor conditions.
Mom’s brother Fred was her favorite. He was older and essentially provided all of the ‘treats’ for the family and probably much of the basic support. He went to work in Washington, D.C. after graduating from high school and married Beth. They had one daughter, Joan. Fred died shortly after becoming a father and long before I was born. There are a few pictures of Fred.
I have simply put all of these photos into an album to share and preserve.