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, February 25, 2010

Bottomley Up

On Thursday, February 24, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain all day. Mrs. Funk and Mrs. Patsel spent day with Mrs. Raines. Finished filing and indexing. Mary didn't go to dentist office. Talked to Skin about job. Walked down street with Julian Pitman. Shaved at night. Read "Ladies Home Journal" and "American Magazine". Retired at 10:30 p.m. Raining. On Friday, February 25, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-Sultry. Mr. Schick away. Mr. Bottomley up. T. Hillaggel came up. C. D. Thompson came to office. Mary had some teeth filled. Mrs. Raines came up at night and stayed until 9:45 p.m. High Winds. Read "American" magazine. Mrs. Brown came up to crochet. We retired at 10:30 p.m. I am going to be out of town for a couple of days and so let me go ahead and give Bonnie's entries for the next couple of days as well. On Saturday, February 26, 1916: Cold-Clear. Mr. Schick in. Wrote letter for Skin to F.J. Featherstone. Wrote D.A.R. for Mrs. James P. Schick. Went up home in p.m. Loam there. Ordered groceries from C.W.'s store. I went up town at night and read at Joe Milan's Came home at 9:30 and shaved. Very high wind and cold. Retired at 10 o'clock. On Sunday, February 27, 1916: High Wind-Cold. Get Washington Post for Sunday Mag. Got paper at 6:00 p.m. Talked Howard Fisher & Jno. Mason. Went to office and wrote recommendation for Skin. Mrs. Raines took Norman down home. We had oysters for breakfast. I arose at 9 a.m. and made fire. Stayed in and read until 5 o'clock p.m. Took a bath. (Last Bath at Brown's) Wow, High winds here in 2010 too. Interesting that the move must be near. I recognize the DAR reference as the Daughters of the American Revolution. That's gonna be about it for tonight. Busy getting things ready to go to Virginia Beach for a few days. I am receiving an award at the Fire Chief's Conference for Excellence in Fire and Life Safety education. We will be back on Sunday.

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