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.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Dark and Rainy night

On Monday, June 5, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose 7:20 a.m. Got work 8:35. Made copies of letters. Mailed Mr. Schick's glasses to Phila. Got letter and $15 from Blaine. Talked to Skin on phone p.m. Heavy work today. Went down to house with Norman. First concert of 1916-Elmwood Park. Stayed at home at night and read the paper. Retired at 11 p.m. Dark night. On Tuesday June 6, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain-Cool. Arose at 7:20. Got to work at 8:30 a.m. Rained in a.m. Heavy work all day. Rained steadily from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mr. Raines and I shaved after supper. We all read until 10 p.m. Mary wrote her mother a letter. I filed and indexed mail. Something bit Norman. Emperor of China and Lord Kitchener died. Lord Kitchener was a British military man who was involved in the early part of World War 1. He died when the warship that was taking him to negotiate with the Russians was sunk by a German mine. I found it interesting that concerts in Elmwood park have been going on for LONG time and are still very popular even today in 2010. I wonder what bit Norman and I wonder what Mary could have written in a letter to her mother considering that they see her daily. Did she recently go on a trip, I can't remember. Good day at church today. Crowd was a little better. Some rain this afternoon. Had some friends over tonight for homemade ice cream.

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