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, January 6, 2010

Indoor plumbing?

On Thursday, January 6, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Fair. Ate dinner at Mrs. Raines. Turned water on in closet upstairs for first time? Mr. Schick returned to the office. Made inquiry at post office about lost money. Howard Fisher at office. I shaved at night. Norman sick and vomited freely. As I have mentioned before, Wednesdays are just long days, so this may be short. Are the Elmore just getting indoor plumbing? Would that be the case? I am putting together clues from the end of 1916 with the water cut off problems, and this mention of turning water on for the first time, and maybe even the commode reference a few days ago. Could be. Bonnie is still searching for the lost money from Blaine and Norman is sick. Bonnie also mentioned, Annah Lee, my grandmother, vomiting freely at the end of 1916.

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