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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Fierce Wind Blew...

On Friday December 15, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Snow-Cold. Arose at 7:20. Mary made a fire. First real snow of the winter fell. Mr. Schick went to Ingleside on #1. Wrote for Mr. Turner. Received calendar. Mary and Mrs. Raines went to Y.M.C.A and shopped. Bought goods for Norman's overcoat. I played ball with Norman after supper. The snow had melted by night. A fierce wind blew all night. Nothing new here about the Selma trip. Interesting that the ladies went shopping at the YMCA. I didn't know that was something to do. I am guessing it was something special for Christmas and that the ladies were shopping for Christmas gifts or materials to make gifts like Norman's overcoat. We have had snow and wind and ice already this year in 2009. We went to Rachel's choir concert tonight. The choirs did a really good job, but the distractions in the auditorium were many and varied: a not working sound system, crying babies, waving parents, wandering toddlers, foreign speaking loud talkers, and a stench in the lobby...and a partridge in a pear tree! Wow.

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