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 27, 2010

Fire Insurance

On Sunday, June 25, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining slowly. Arose 8:30 a.m. Paris Leslie called me up by phone. I went to First Christian Church. Talked to Frank Fisher about war. In afternoon we went up to Mrs. Raines'. Loam came by. Also Paris Leslie and Fred Hurst. Read "Washington Post" and ate supper at Mrs. Raines'. Mrs. Raines went down home with Mary and Aunt Annah. Retired at 10:30. On Monday, June 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny. Arose at 7:30. Got work 8:30. Wrote "Instructions to Engineers". Paris Leslie phoned Mary he was going to Eggleston. I shaved at Mrs. Raines' at night. She came down. Bob McLellan came down home and we talked over fire insurance. I read until 11:30 and retired 12:00. On Tuesday, June 27, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Negro troopers from Fort Myer came through. Arose at 6:30. Mary and I left home at 7:30 and went to station to see soldiers off. Told Frank Fisher and Capt. Figgott good-bye. Howard Fisher and I met. Also Aunt Dora, Net, Edith and Papa. Large crowd. Mayor Brown and Sergeant Richardson spoke. Cut grass after supper and Mary rolled Norman up to her Mother's Retired at 10:30. Glad Grand-daddy is thinking over fire insurance.

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