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, March 14, 2010

Help a brother out

On Sunday, March 12, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-pretty. Geo. Walters girl born. Got Washington Post for "The Fall of a Nation". Arose 7 o'clock. Made fire and took Norman to Mrs. Raines. Went to Joe Milan's. Ate dinner at Mrs. Raines. Read papers p.m. Talked Edmund Grgory. Went to office. Rolled Norman thru Elmwood Park. Aunt Annah sick at night with headache. Retired at 8 p.m. On Monday, March 13, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Beautiful Morning. Mary made fire. Mr. Schick back from Philadelphia. Correspondence light. Met Dr. Abbitt from Appomattox. Read of crime committed in Craig. Wrote up extra bills and estimates. Royal Arcanum had "Ladies Night" social. Howard Fisher down home to demonstrate a vacuum cleaner. Shaved at night 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 14, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-Sultry. Arose at 6:45 a.m. Made a fire. Got work 8:35. Took collars to laundry. Talked to Mr. Willis. Mary phoned about Skin's job with Hurst. Skin phoned me. Went by Roke. Ry. & Elec. Co. to pay bill for Charlie Poindexter. Rgeistered letter at Post Office. Rolled Norman up to Mrs. Raines. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines. Paid Elec. bill for Chas. P. Ok, I am just behind and still really busy. Y'all enjoy reading about Bonnie and I will write more when I can!

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