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, March 8, 2010

Mildred's Marriage discussion

On Wednesday, March 8, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose 7:15 a.m. Mary made fire. I rolled Norman up to Mrs. Raines. Ate dinner and shaved at Mrs. Raines. Mr. Schick came in. Snow in p.m. I signed up telephone contract. Talked to Mrs. Wilbourn and Nell about Mildred's marriage. Came by Mrs. Raines & took Norman home on car. Cleaned shades and lights at night. Pitzer delivered coal. Again, very short tonight. 2 homework assignments to do and a test in the morning here at the National Fire Academy. To my regular family readers though, any help on who Mrs. Wilbourn, Nell, and Mildred are would be greatly appreciated. Sounds like they may be family. I did my Daily Audio Bible reading this morning and remember it being very meaningful, but I since have had so much information poured into my head that I don't remember much about it! I will need to review.

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