This blog is mainly taken from my Great Grandfather's diary. In 2012 we are in the year 1915, after completing 1916 in 2010 and 1927 in 2011. 1915 is the year that my Great Uncle Norman was born. 1927 is the year that my Great Uncle Roger, was born. 1916 was the year that my grandmother, Annah Lee was born.

My Great-Grandfather's name was Bonnie Elmore and he worked as a clerk or secretary for the old Norfolk & Western Railroad, based in Roanoke, VA. Mary is his wife. Norman is their first born son. The Raines are Mary's parents. Skin is Bonnie's brother along with Jake.

Bonnie's work associates and friends are also mentioned quite a bit. Bonnie does a great job of blending everyday life in 1915 with the mention of some world and USA history as well. I do know from a quick glance ahead that 1915 is going to be quite different as Bonnie did not write quite as much.

After Bonnie's diary entry, I will occasionally make comments, maybe tell a little about life in 2012, possibly some current events, and some musing about the Christian faith.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


On Tuesday, November 28, 1916, Bonnie wrote: Frost, Foggy. Arose at 7:20. Made a fire. Walked up street with Minnie Sullivan and Lilly Bishop. Got to work at 8:40. Busy all day. Mrs. R and Aunt Annah went up to Louis'. Austin is sick. I got papers at Mrs. Raines. Wrote on book for Mr. W. P. Wiltsee, read some in afternoon. I indexed and filed mail in morning. Read after supper. Retired at 10:30. Nothing real remarkable today. Same in 2009. Running errands, some more decorating to come. Sermon tomorrow is "God's Christmas Preparations"

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