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 21, 2010


On Monday, February 21, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool and Sunny. Went to Western Union & watched Al. G. Field's minstrel parade. Mary came to Jeff. St. to meet me. Letter from Natn'l Sunday magazine New York Office. Mary and I went to Dr. Payne's office at night and to "Bijou" Theater. Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Raines up home. Judge Cutchin spoke at the Assembly Hall. Retired at 10:30 p.m. I understand from looking at some historical photographs of Roanoke that different kinds of parades were quite common. I always love a good parade even today. Interesting that Bonnie got some sort of letter from the National Sunday magazine. Today, ironically that magazine is called Parade! I am glad Bonnie and Mary were able to have Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Raines watch the kids while they went to a movie and the doctor's office. A really beautiful day today in 2010. We were due one after all the snow. A good Sunday at church today. Rachel went driving some today...my they grow up quick. Getting ready to go watch the race. I hope they can get it in, I understand rain is in the forecast in California.

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