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.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Papa drunk

On Sunday, April 9, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Wet. Arose at 8 o'clock. Made a fire. started to church and stopped at Mrs. Raines and read paper. Brought Norman's cart home. Mrs. Raines down. I ate supper up home. Papa drunk. Jake stayed in. Skin was away from home. Mama gave me 5 cents and I came home on car. Retired 10 p.m. On Monday, April 10, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Clear-Cold. Annah Lee 3 months old. Arose 7:30. Made fire. Mary took Norman to Mrs. R's and Mrs. Hutchinson's in p.m. to try on coat. Bought candy. Read "Freckles". Skin stopped by home. I cleaned up yard and swept off sidewalks in evening. Cut wood and kindling. Read paper and shaved at night and retired to bed at 10:30 p.m. So, did the whole family start to church and just not make it? And then later in the day apparently Bonnie's father had too much to drink. Caleb and I did lots of yard work today too, but the yard looks great and like it is finally spring around here or like someone cares about the house and yard. Amazing when that happens huh?

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