A few weeks ago I was going through some old pictures with my parents and we came across this picture. I always remember my mother mentioning that her father was a salesman and was often away from home. I don't ever remember them talking about his pre-salesman life.
Before his traveling salesman days, he was an electrician. Here is a picture of him at work. I have no idea when or where this was taken. Notation on back says "C. L. at work I did not know he took this one." I don't know who wrote this or who 'he' refers to.