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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rocking Horses, High Chairs, and Gingham goods

Missed yesterday and really tired tonight, so I will just be posting what Bonnie wrote for the past 2 days and then making commentary later. On Friday December 22, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Windy-Cloudy.. Arose at 7:10 a.m. Mary made a fire. I got to office at 8:30, ahead of other fellows. Got up my mail. Rec'd annual pass for year 1917. My heart acting irregularly and causing me much trouble. Wrote a letter to Effie. Mr. and Mrs. Raines gave Norman a rocking horse and Annah Lee a high chair. Mrs Raines came down after supper. Retired at 11 p.m. On Saturday, December 23, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cool-Clear. Arose at 7:10 a.m. Got to work at 8:30. No correspondence. Went to Roke. Ry. & E. Co. to pay bill for Mr. Raitt. Capt. Rowan gave me a pair of swell gloves. Swept snow. Took urine specimen to Mc Gee's for Dr. Burks. Bought Capt. Rowan a tie and Norman a book. Went home. Took Teeny a box of candy and gingham goods. Mama, Papa and Teeny went town. Talked Red McDermott. On boy do we have things to talk about!

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