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.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


On Sunday January 23, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm. Arose at 9 a.m. Went to church at 11 o'clock a.m. Company came in. Went to lecture by Hobson and Dr. Stearns at the Roanoke Theater at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Burks phoned. Went up home at 4:30 and ate supper. Came by Raines' to see Norman and read at 9 o'clock. Retired at 9:30 p.m. Sounds like another good Sunday afternoon. Bonnie made it to church and went to an afternoon lecture. Dr. Burks called to check on Mary I suppose. Apparently Norman is still staying at the Raines while the Elmores adjust to having Annah Lee at home. Mrs. Raines must have won that argument way back there the other day. Busy Saturday here. Caleb had a basketball game this morning and they won 37-14. Caleb scored 2 point. Rachel has an audition at the Attic this afternoon and I have to work at the Guns and Hoses Hockey game tonight. Beth sill not feeling well.

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