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.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Egg Nog and Grape Wine

On Christmas Day, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Minnie Sullivan and Pete Kitterman married. Cool-Clear. Oysters at breakfast. Christmas Day. Arose at 8:00. Made a fire. Rolled Norman to Grandpa's. Met Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton-Gave Mr. Raines a box of cigars. Mr. Raines took Norman for a car ride. We ate dinner with Mrs. Raines and I went to "American". Teeny, Jess, & Luther went too. Aunt Duck and Uncle Frank up at Loam's. Mama, Papa, Teeny and I ate Loam's. We drank egg nog and grape wine. Dull Day. Wow a wedding on Christmas Day and surprise, surprise, oysters for breakfast on a special occasion. Sounds like it was a pretty eventful day even though Bonnie thinks it was dull. He still got to go see a movie at the American and they had egg nog and grape wine, what more could you ask for. I am guessing that the car ride Norman and Mr. Raines took was on a street car. It has rained all day Christmas Day in 2009. We arose about 6 a.m. Mom spent the night with us. After a great breakfast of sausage egg casserole and orange biscuits, we have been mainly trying to figure out new technology gifts and just slumbering around. Good day really. I will take a little dullness every now and then.

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