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.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Mission is Set

On Friday, March 10, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. Arose at 7:30 a.m. Mary made fire. Norman has sore eyes from exposure. Wyndham Stokes came in office. Indexed and filed mail. Annah Lee is 2 months old today. Mrs. Raines and Harry ate dinner at our home for first time today. Mrs. D. Spangler died suddenly. Mr. Raines gave me new axe and block of pine. On Saturday, March 11, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cold-Sunny. Maggie Bonarita called at our office. Mr. E.S. Moore requested me to call at his office regarding Skin. I phoned Loam. Went to post office. Herbert Gregory's office and Bank. Got my bank book. Talked to Carter Thompson. Mr. Raines put up shelves. I shaved and cleaned house and yard. Talked to Frank Lakes. Went to Hurst's & Mrs. Raines. She got mission set. Took a bath! Again, not much time while away at class. But I sure do wonder what mission Mrs. Raines got set? Happy 2 months to Granny! You reckon Skin is close to getting a job? Or does he already have one? I can't remember. My head is too full after class this week. Good night. Graduation is tomorrow and I am looking forward to coming home. Busy week next week too.

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