|Jimmy Bellamy portrait|
Reflections from the curved glass make it difficult to take a photograph of the portrait, so today I unframed the picture for the first time. I always thought it was a photograph that had been touched up, but I was surprised to find it is an original piece of artwork done in pastels.
|Vivian, Jimmy, Margaret, Bill, Ruth|
Jimmy was struck by a streetcar outside the Bellamy home and it had a devastating effect on the family. My grandfather tried to drown his grief with drink and my grandmother only displayed her feelings when she was playing the piano. Mom remembers the music becoming louder and louder when Grandpa was late coming home. I can't remember Granny displaying emotion much at all and I shared a room with her for many years when I was a child.