By all accounts, my grandfather was a guy who liked to impress. I can’t personally attest to that as he passed away before I was one-year-old.
Grandpa – Herschel Byron Hendrickson – was a salesman who traveled during the week and was home on the weekends. He liked being a snappy dresser and all-around debonair fellow. However, I think this backfired on him once.
My mom told me that Grandpa wore a large and fake diamond ring. Once night while driving his route he was held up and the robber took the ring, thinking it was a real diamond. I wonder if Grandpa learned his lesson!
The card above is one of his business cards. Hand-drawn, no less, with both purple and green ink. I wonder if Grandpa drew it or if it was created by his dad, James Hendrickson. I have a large picture that James did in this same style and will post it on another episode of Family Story Friday.
I wish I had known Grandpa – he sounds like he was quite the character! Look at the tilt of that hat in this photo with my grandmother! He definitely has that look!