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 21, 2009

Home Jake!

On Thursday, December 21, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose 7:50. Jake came to station with me. Train 30 minutes late. Talked to Harry and Patsy Craft and Alex Caldwell. Left Clifton Forge at 11:30 a.m. Got Buchanan 1:00. Left at 3:30. Got home on car at 5:00. Met Everett McNeace. Also Jimmy Doughman. Not much snow. I shaved and stayed in after supper. Check Spelling Bonnie and Jake made it home and socialized all the way there I believe. I am glad there wasn't much snow in 1916, sure was a lot in 2009. Roads in the neighborhood are still bad. I went to the doctor today and got a good report. "See you again, next year" doc said, only he is moving to Tennessee!

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