Next on the agenda is a shower, right? Who is invited to a shower? Friends and family that's who! Let's take a look at the guests in attendance. Only live people will attend ☺so we know which of our relatives are living at that time:
Notice the bunches of envelopes in the top box. Looks like wedding invitation response cards, doesn't it? BINGO! and SCORE!
You wonder why I say "score"?? As a genealogist I think like a detective. From these cards I can discover: - the guests that will attend. Helps 1. if/when a photo is found to identify those in the photo
2. who is alive at that time
3. where the attendee mailed their card and likely associated residence 4. handwriting of the sender which may be matched up with other writings that I may possess.
So... I've compiled a table of these facts which may help others:
For those interested I've scanned the cards of relatives which you will find below. I find it interesting to see their handwriting: