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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hello - Goodbye.

On Wednesday, February 23, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Damp-Warm. Mr. Schick back. Took 2 messages to telegraph office. Magazines came from New York. Wrote Motion Picture Corporation for picture Leo. Delaney. Mr. Schick left on #3 for ? (can't read the writing) Walked home with Chas. Shauck. Wrote up payrolls. Mary went up town to have teeth fixed. Read some at night. Mr. Schick sure didn't stay in town long did he? I hope Nanny likes going to the dentist better than I do. Leo Delaney was an actor who was born in 1885 and died in 1920 and was in a lot of movies between 1907 and 1920. This will be short tonight as the taxi service is in full gear and the computer is in high demand with church newsletters and bulletins needing to be done.

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