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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Readin' and Writin'

In the midst of a couple of very busy evenings, so here is what Bonnie wrote for yesterday and today and then comments to possibly follow later. On Wednesday, February 16, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Beautiful Day. Walked up town with Bob McClellan. Read letter from Washington Post. Wrote to Chicago for "Fall of a Nation". Jake reported for duty at the shops. Mary, Mrs. Raines and Aunt Annah took children to see "Auntie" Airheart. I finished reading "Himself". Wrote certificate of our marriage and babies births in new Bible. On Thursday, February 17, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cool-Pleasant. Harry Crumpacker returned to work after sick spell. Mary rolled Norman up town to meet me. Loam and Austin came down in afternoon. I sawed wood and carried out trash etc. Shaved at night and read until 10 p.m. Mr. Raines came up and gave Norman 5 cents.

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