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 11, 2009

Lash Brow Ink

On Monday December 11, 2009 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining. Arose at 7:20. Mary made fire. Beat the force to the office. Received "Lash-Brow Ink" Used for first time tonight. Paid taxes for Capt. R. and gas bill for Raitt. Mr. Raines went to "White Ash" blowout. Talked to Lester and Calvin Bernard. Also, Lutie Steffey over the phone. Partly indexed. Shaved after supper and played ball with little Norman. Mary feeling tired and "all in". Apparently Bonnie got to work early and beat the rush. I have no idea what Lash Brow Ink was. Was it make up? Was it ink that he used to write this diary? I also have no idea what a "White Ash" blowout is. I am finding out that there is more that I don't know than I know. But that is where you the readers come in. If you can help me out all, please make a comment at the end of the blog post for today. It's the little pencil icon. It sends an email to me and if the comment is not rude or snide then I will publish it and we can get a discussion going about some of this stuff. If you are so inclined. I like seeing that Grand-daddy played with the kids in the evenings. Mary is apparently still struggling with the pregnancy. There is some cool history stuff in tomorrow's entry. Stay tuned for the continuing saga of Life with Bonnie!

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