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, December 26, 2009

Back to work

On Tuesday December 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Mild-Pleasant. Arose at 7:30. I made a fire. Got to office at 9 .m. Mr. Raitt here. Indexed and filed. Gave Capt. Rowan a neck tie. Mr. Schick gave Mr. Raitt and me a cigar. Mr. Schick in a friendly humor. Mr. Bruner in. Also Mr. Burleson. I shaved after supper and read paper. Took a bath at 12 o'clock and retired. Raining. Well, Bonnie went back to work after what he described as a dull day yesterday. There was still some gift giving going on and people seemed to be in a good mood. Not a whole of interest in this entry. Bonnie did seem to stay up late. Today is Saturday in 2009 and we are also getting back to more of a routine but also still enjoying the holiday too. We are going to the theater tonight to see a movie. I think the kids will see one movie and the adults another.

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