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.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another car

On Sunday, December 3, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Frost, Cold. Arose at 8:00 - Mary made fire. I rolled Norman up to house 10:30. Mrs. R and Aunt Annah went to Leslie's! Ate dinner at Raines and read paper. Went to Roanoke Theater to Elks Memorial Services. Went to office. Went over home and ate supper. Read Washington Post. Came home on car at 9:30. Beautiful moon light night. Retired at 10:30. I don't have a lot of time to comment tonight either, but yesterday Grand-daddy mentioned getting to ride in a motor car. That was a big deal in 1916 and today he mentions coming home by car. I believe that was the street car or trolley car, which was fairly common for Bonnie as he often took that to and from work. I drove about 360 miles today in my motor car, to and from Richmond for a meeting at the state Baptist office. Now Caleb and I are off to the Vinton Christmas parade while the girls are headed to Applebee's for a youth council meeting.

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