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, May 18, 2010

Bonnie sick

On Tuesday May 16, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very hot a.m. Arose at 7 a.m. Stayed home. Very sick-sore throat & headache. used atomizer. Rolled Norman to Mrs. Raines and Hurst's. Mrs. Raines down. I took salts. Went to creamery for 1 pt. milk. Thunder and rain p.m. Toast and pint sweet milk for lunch Ethel Wade over & Mary phoned E.J.R. I slept on Davenfold 1 1/2 hours before lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman down at night. On Wednesday, May 17, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Cold. Arose 7 o'clock. Went to Hurst's & rolled Norman to Mrs. Raines. Got to work at 8:25. Mr. Schick talked kindly to me. Advised me to remain home in p.m. He left on #3. Wrote "bunch" of mail in the morning. Stayed home p.m. Went to see Mama. Harry Raines fixed handle of Norman's push cart. Mrs. Raines went thome with us. I retired at 9 o'clock p.m. On Thursday, May 18, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cold-Windy. Arose 7:20 a.m. Got work 8:40. Feeling ill. Work dull in office. Mr. Raitt away in afternoon, sick. I made requisition for postage stamps. Read "Cosmopolitan". Got pint of milk from creamery. Talked to Mr. Raines. Went home, shaved, ate supper. Ethel Wade over. I rolled Norman up Dale Avenue at 8 o'clock. Very cool. Read paper, took calomel. Retired 10 p.m.

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