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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sock Party

On Tuesday, February 22, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunshine. Geo. Washington's birthday. Skin and I went to W.L. Battle's office to talk about chauffeur's job. Talked Mr. Pitman. Indexed mail. Andrew Beaver took supper with us. Mary went to Renner's sock party. Ms. Steele et al up. I shaved. Talked to Everett, Jake, McDermott. Worked until 4 o'clock. Retired at 10:30 p.m. Indeed today is General George's birthday. I have recently done a lot more reading about the Revolutionary war because of my interest in family things. My paternal grandfather's side of the family and my maternal grandfather's side of the family have connections to that war. I have a lot of new found respect for George and what he stood for, so Happy Birthday to the first President of the United States. Bonnie is helping his brother Skin, find a job and chauffeur's job sounds pretty cool. The Andrew Beaver fellow must be more of a family friend than a celebrity. Sometimes it is hard to tell with the way Grandaddy writes. I would love to know more about the sock party that Nanny went to. My daughter loves crazy socks and has had a few sock party's herself, as long as we are talking about the same thing. Since this is a blog about family and history and marking dates etc. I should point out that today is the 2nd anniversary of my father's death. Bonnie was my dad's maternal grandfather. We spent some time with Mom this evening, ate supper at her house and visited. We miss Dad a lot, especially his silly, goofy times. He did have a great sense of humor. But I am also extremely thankful that Dad was a Jesus follower and for the promise of heaven. I would not have wanted him to stay here in the condition he was in at the end of his life. Today, he is healed and in a much better place thanks to what Jesus did for us on the cross and his resurrection!

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