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, April 13, 2010

Off with heavy underwear!

On Thursday, April 13, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot day, Fine Day. Arose 7:00 a.m. Made a fire. Went to parade with Capt. Rowan. Saw Gilly Bush. Went to Post Office. Completed invitation to bidders on Joe Almick work. Took off heavy underwear. Wrote a desc. Coldwell-Colton. Wrote letter to Mrs. J.F. Maupin for Mr. Schick. Rolled Norman out after supper and shaved. Aunt Annah spent night with Mrs. Raines. Really want to add some commentary, but really tired again due to lack of sleep last night and 2 trips to the doctor/hospital today. Will get there.

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