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.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Leap Day 1916

On Monday, February 28, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 7:00 a.m. Walked to work with Erskin Hill. Jno. M. Rodgers came down to talk to Captain. Correspondence light. Marie Randelman called me on phone twice. Norman sick and vomited. Met Carter Thompson. Talked Skin. Bought box of cnady from J&J. Norman sick at night. Up all night with him. Shaved at night. Mrs. Raines sick at night. Leap Year in 1916, son February 29, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Snow & Cold. Arose at 6:30. Made fire and went to Mrs. Raines, Hurst's & Kinsey's for coal. Mr. Schick away. Mr. Burleson in, work slow in office. Got haircut. Paid off. Got cheque cashed. Sent coal up home. Read Cosmopolitan. Paid Kinsey. Carter Thompson came by office. I stayed in at night. Other remarks at end of month of February: Much agitation about moving this month. Looked at numerous houses, but decided on cottage. Also, agitation in Government circles, due to war. March 1st submarine activity on armed merchantmen effective. Okay, so I worked a little ahead because of being out of town, then discovered that in 1916 it was leap year and Bonnie also had some other comments that I thought were good for the blog. Sounds like there might be some kind of bug going around the Elmores. Good day at church today. Decent crowd and they had a reception for me after church for winning the Governor's fire service award. I have such a great church family! In Proverbs 10:19 today it basically says that where there are lots of words there will be sin, Lord help us restrain our lips. Wow, now there is some wisdom.

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