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.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Oysters and Sweet Milk

On Sunday December 17, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Moderate. Shaved. Arose at 8:30. Made a fire. Went to creamery for qt. of sweet milk. Rolled Norman up to Mrs. Raines. Ate dinner at home. Mrs. Raines came down. I got articles at Johnson and Johnson's. Went over home and ate supper. Everett was there and gave mama $5. I read Washington Post. Oysters for breakfast. Norman pretty sick Went home at 9 p.m. Nothing real outstanding today. It was a Sunday and there was lots of eating and the family seems to still be gathering supplies for Christmas. While in the 2000's in Roanoke we know Johnson and Johnson's as a lens maker, it was apparently some sort of grocery or general store in 1916. Grand-daddy still reads a good bit and stays up with current events, like yesterday's mention of the death of Professor Hugo Munsterberg, noted psychologist. Today it was the Washington Post, I think when he has mentioned this before it was in conjunction with being at his parents house. Maybe they had the subscription and Bonnie had to go there to read it. Oysters for breakfast again. Norman seemed to get sick quick, hope he is feeling better soon. The big news here in 2009 is the weather forecast. Calling for over a foot of snow over the weekend, maybe as much as 18 inches. Winter storm warning are in effect. It may mess with some plans but I am excited about it and looking forward to it as long as the power does not go out, then that would be miserable. Tomorrow is the day that Bonnie is supposed to take a trip to Selma. Will see what happens.

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