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.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Call the man

On Thursday, December 14, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. Arose at 7:30. Mary made a fire. I got to work at 8:40. Right busy all morning. We were all "turned" up on account of not finding letter, files, and blueprint. I tried to fix the "cut-off" at noon, but it was too tight. Wrote Effie, advising her of time Jake and I would come to Selma. Ate supper at Raines'. Played ball with Norman until 9:30. Shaved. Sounds like somebody lost some things at the N&W offices and maybe the whole office got in trouble for it. That leak or whatever it is, is still going on. You know I am not real handy when it comes to things like that either. In the words of Andy Griffith, I think Bonnie should "just call the man". Ok, so now we know that Effie lives in Selma and Bonnie and his brother Jake are going there on the 18th. I have no idea who Effie is or where Selma is. I thought it was in Alabama. Office Christmas party tonight for us. Nothing real fancy mainly just enjoying each other's company.

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