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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Walnut Cake

On Wednesday March 29, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Claude Stamper killed. Arose at 7:30 a.m. made fire got to work at 8:45. Wrote letter for Hicks. Also H.J. Altizer. Talked Mrs. Schick over phone. Republican convention held here with parade. Met. Capt. G.W.B. Hale. Feeling unwell today. Cloudy-cold. Cleaned yard and outside fence. Mary made Walnut cake. Loam coming down Thursday. On Thursday March 30, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-cloudy. Arose at 7:25 Mary made fire. Mrs. Hurst phoned regarding Skin. Mary phoned Loam. I got to work at 8:45 a.m. Skin began work for Machinists' Supply Company. Loam and Austin spent day at our house. Took pictures of kids. Pretty in afternoon. Annie Beamer Epling died. Shaved at night. Aunt Annah stayed all night at Mrs. R's. Today is Rachel's birthday. Going to pick kids up from play practice. Comments maybe coming later.

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