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 10, 2009

Train trip

On Sunday December 10, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Chilly. Annah Lee is 11 months old today. Arose at 8 a.m. Left on 11 o'clock train for Blue Ridge to spend day with Andrew and Lena. Andrew and Luther met train. We looked over the farm and ate dinner. Introduced to Mrs. Lynch. Andrew, Luther and I went to The Tower. Ate supper. Mr. Raines and Aunt Annah dined with Mary. Mr. Raines got eggs at Rocky Mt. I came home on #5 with Harry and his crowd from Hopewell. My grandmother, Annah Lee turned 11 months old on this date in 1916. There is a lot in this entry that I do not know anything about. I don't know who Lena, Luther, and Andrew are. I know where Blue Ridge is if it is the same one. I don't know what The Tower is or was. And I have no idea who Harry and his gang from Hopewell are. I am afraid I am just not much help on today's entry. I do know my Dad's name was Andrew. Could that have been some sort of a name sake? Well anyway. Cold and windy here today. We have leaves to get up still and the church is coming over here on Saturday for an open house. Beth is off tomorrow and I have to work late tomorrow night. Home early today due to a pastor's meeting today.

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