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, May 15, 2010

Bull Moose Convention

On Thursday, May 11, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Warm today. Arose at 7 o'clock. Dr. Davis over to see Poff baby. Mr. Schick back. Got to office 8:20. Answered letter from Aunt Annah. Got card today. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines and came home at 8:30 p.m. Beautiful moonlight night. Looked over Cosmopolitan magazine, smoked a cigar and retired at 10:15 p.m. On Friday, May 12, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-Fair. Bull Moose Convention. Arose at 7:20. Walked to work with Harry Crumpacker at 8:30. Got tobacco at Joe Milan's. Rode up Dale Ave. in Pete Guerrant's motorcycle car. Mailed flowers to Aunt Annah. Took 2 pictures of the house. Annah Lee sick. Indexing today. Mr. H.W. Leslie and Mrs. Raines came down after supper. Mary and I mowed the grass. On Saturday, May 13, 1916: Cool-Pleasant. Arose at 7 o'clock. Wore first red rose out of our yard to the office. Mr. Luck in. In afternoon, Mary and I put up screen door, cut grass. I went up to Mrs. Raines with Norman and shaved and took a bath. Harry rolled Norman out. Ate supper 8 p.m. Mrs. Raines came down. I went up town and got a haircut and "Fahrneys"! Thunder & Lightning. On Sunday, May 14, 1916: Warm-Sunny. Arose 8:30. Took flowers to Mama. Mary and I left children with Mrs. Raines and went to the Jefferson Theater to Mother's Day Recital. Fine address by Dr. N. G. Foote. Papa came by Mrs. Raines with us and stayed until 6 o'clock p.m. Went to house for basket. Mrs. Raines came home with us. Retired at 10 p.m. On Monday, May 15, 1916: Quite Warm. Arose at 7:20. Got to work 8:35. R. S. Kerfoot in. Feeling very ill. No work much. Came by Mrs. Raines in evening and got eggs and shears. Mrs Raines came down at 8 o'clock stayed to 9:30 p.m. I shaved. Louise and Ethel Wade came over and took Annah Lee to Mrs. Wade's. I bought a cigar at Mayhew's store. Retired at 10 p.m.

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