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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


On Wednesday, December 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote from Selma, VA: Cold-Clear. Arose at 10 a.m. Cut wood for Effie. Went to see Mrs. Oyler. Jake, Philip and I walked to town and back. Talked to Lewis Foster. Went to show. Walked back at 6 p.m. Packed my grip to leave Thursday. Philip and I went to Ollie Smith's for book - also to Roy Duncan's. Called on Denny and Stella from 8 - 10:30 p.m. Mostly Bonnie seems to still be enjoying visiting with other people. He did cut some wood early in the day. We plan on finishing to shovel the driveway today and also walking down to Mom's to visit with her for a while. I have several doctor's appointments tomorrow and Beth needs to get to work so we will be planning an escape from the neighborhood. Roads still have not been plowed and I am not real sure that it is looking real good for today either.

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