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, January 11, 2010

Last names

On Tuesday, January 11, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Damp-Cloudy. Work on time. Went to 5 & 10 cents store. Post office to have letters registered. Phoned to Skim (sp?) at dinner. Messrs. John C. Chas. & Leon Isoacseu were in the office. Bought birth announcement cards Caldwell-Sites addressed cards. Met Steffey and Marjorie Mercheut. Sent things up home at night. Sounds like it was maybe a busy day for Bonnie after the birth of Annah Lee and like maybe he isn't staying at home still. Boy I thought Clingenpeel and Meyerhoeffer were bad last names, but some of the ones mentioned here today were pretty weird too.

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