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 29, 2010

Spring Storms

On Sunday, May 28, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Sultry hot. Arose at 8 a.m. Harry Raines came down. I took a picture of him and Norman. Ate strawberries. Rolled children to Mrs. Raines. Big Thunderstorm. Very hot. We stayed for supper. Read N.Y. Journal. Didn't go over home. Children very hard to manage today. Mrs. Raines came home with us at 9 o'clock p.m. On Monday, May 29, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very hot. Arose 7:20. Got to work at 8:35. Indexed and filed mail. Wrote Dr. Burks and went down St. at 11 a.m. to mail same. Mrs. Raines was sick and called us on phone. Went to freight depot to inquire about goods. Rain and Thunder in p.m. Went to see Pitzer. Cut grass at night. Norman ill. We have had some of those spring storms here in 2010 as well. Hail last night as we went to get pizza and then go play poker at Mom's house. What a blast, we had a great time. Caleb and I cut grass late this evening. Attempted to watch NASCAR Nationwide race this afternoon, but mostly napped. Worked on sermon and Sunday School lesson today. Not expecting a big crowd at church tomorrow. We also grilled steaks on the grill tonight and they were delicious.

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