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 27, 2010

RIP Frank Bergandahl

On Wednesday, April 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining. Mary had her teeth fixed. Arose 7:15 a.m. Work at 8:40 a.m. Frank ("Blue") Bergandahl's body brought home from Chicago,Ill. Mary went to Dr. Paynes' office. Raining all day. Requested pass for Aunt Annah Roke. to Kenora and return. J.C. Wall in. Went to Mrs. Bergandahl's at night from 8 to 9:30. Came away with Mrs. Sullivan. Aunt Annah's pass secured. On Thursday, April 27, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose 7:20. Made a fire. Got to Assembly Hall to drill. Mr. Schick back. Aunt Annah ill. Harry Waugh in. Work very dull. Waugh gave us cigars. Met Capt. Rowan at drill maneuvers. Mrs. Raines came down home after supper. Aunt Annah in bed all day. Frank Bergandahl buried. Mr. Fulcher died suddenly at Hotel Roanoke. I still do not know who Frank Bergandahl is and I wonder what kind of maneuvers we were drilling on at the assembly hall? Roanoke Valley Baptist Associational Meeting tonight.

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