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 2, 2010

On Sunday, January 2, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunshine-Warm. Went up street after paper. Read at Raines until dinner. Went to Steffey's at 2 p.m. Following were pall-bearers at Mrs. Steffey's funeral: Justice Lawor died; Posey Halcomb; Wm. Moore; B.W. Elmore; Clyde Hash; Virgil Nash; Wm. Hancock. Ate Supper at Mrs. Raines and went home at 9 p.m. Introduced to Edward Burnett by Everett St. Clair. Not everything is the same as in 1916. It sure isn't warm here. It hasn't gotten out of the 20's and strong winds making it feel a lot colder. I wish I had today's paper. We have been out of town and upon our return found our Saturday paper missing, oh well. The Elmores are still dealing with the death of Mrs. Steffey and Bonnie was a pall-bearer. I suppose Justice Lawor was an honorary pall-bearer? I don't understand Grand-daddy's notes here. Other than that not a lot here in this entry. Not a lot going on here either. Got home this afternoon from Greenville, SC and are just trying to enjoy the last remaining time of holiday vacation. Back to church tomorrow, Sunday School party tomorrow night. Mom got home from Staunton too. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Elmores of 2009 as the funeral for Ed Natt was today.

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