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 7, 2009

Shoe return

On Thursday December 7, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Arose at 7:30. Mary made a fire. I got to office at 8:45. Ordered diaries for 1917. Also calendars. Read book on "Panama Canal". Took Mary's shoes back to store. Aunt Annah came down after supper. I rolled Norman up to see Mr. Raines. I read "Pictorial Review". Came home at 8:30. Read paper at 9 p.m. Today is widely known as Pearl Harbor Remembrance day. To put things in perspective, Pearl Harbor was 68 years ago and in 1916 they would not have even known what you were talking about as that day, that was to "live in infamy" was still 25 years away. So we are dealing with 93 years ago here if my math serves me correctly, which often it does not. Yesterday I told you that I would never think of buying shoes for my wife without her along, well guess what Bonnie had to take those shoes back to the store. Wrong color? Wrong size? Too much money? I guess we will never know. Good to know the calendars and diaries have been ordered for the new year. The new desk calendars at my office have been handed out and other calendars are also being ordered. Bonnie still seems to be the prolific reader. I don't read that much, but I may try to get back to a book tonight about Washington's Crossing of the Delaware during the Revolutionary war. Again, that interest comes from the Clingenpeel and Meyerhoeffer families whose ancestors were Hessian soldiers in that same war. Bonnie didn't mention a haircut or a shave today, but I am headed for a haircut from my wife. It doesn't take as long as it used too. :)

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