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 2, 2010

House Purchase?

On Wednesday, February 2, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain & colder. Talked to Johnny Gray. Carter was up to see me. Indexed and filed mail. Talked with Mr. Schick regarding the purchase of a house. Harry Raines and his mother ate dinner with us. Sent things home. Shaved at night. Tonight's post may be rather brief. I had some church matters to tend to tonight and getting ready to have some family time. So those things do have to do with the blog: Family and Faith! Looks like the Elmores might be getting ready to purchase a house. I got the impression the other day that they were renting, when Bonnie stated that he was notified by Mrs. Brown that the electric bill was increasing. She sounded like the land lord. Also, this would explain why the address in Bonnie's diary is not where I remember them living. I wonder what things Bonnie sent home? Bonnie says he shaved at night. Based on yesterday's post and comments, maybe he did shave ALL night. HA!

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