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, January 7, 2010

Ladies Home Journal

On Friday, January 7, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain-Sleet-Snow. Mr. R. F. Boxley came in the office. I bound up agreements with P.G.E.L. & P. Co. for Mr. Schick. Went to post office, nothing could be done towards tracing money. Stayed at home at night and read some in "Ladies Home Journal" Retired at 10:15. cold at night. Snowy night in 2009 too. Not 15 inches like last time, but maybe an inch or two. Sounds like Bonnie finally got those agreements finished up and also, I wonder how much money was lost in the mail? Interesting reading choice for the night. Sounds like Bonnie was a prolific reader, so I am guessing he had run out of other stuff to read, or maybe he saw an article he liked. If you will remember from an earlier post, Bonnie did use Lash brow ink. Tonight here, will be the National College Football Championship game and maybe some Wii fit. Taught fire safety today at North Cross school to about 220 kids. They were a neat bunch and we had a really good time.

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