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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shenandoah club

On Thursday, June 8, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining. Arose at 7:20. Got to work at 8:30. Copied descriptions an deeds. Went by to see Tom Putt also to post office. Mailed cap to Hattie from Mary. Man inspected lights and metre at Mrs. Raines. Thunder and rain in afternoon. Rolled Norman down home. Walked him on sidewalk. Rain at night. Retired at 10:15. On Friday, June 9, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cloudy-Damp. Arose at 4:45. Norman 1 year-4mo.old today. Feeling sick. Shaved and ate breakfast at 6 o'clock a.m. Came by market and bought 20 cent gal. of snap beans. Got to work at 8:22. Went by Jal's at 1:00 for beans. Mr. Schick took A.P. Perley Jr. to Shenandoah club for lunch and returned to office at 5 o'clock p.m. Rained at night. Retired 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 10, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-Sultry. Annah Lee is 5 mo. old today. Arose at 6:30 a.m. Walked to work at 8:15 with Prof. Gray. Mailed Mr. Schick's photograph to C.N. Andrews, Easton, Pa. Went to bank and drew $50 on check for Mr. Schick. Went to depot to meet Mrs. R and Aunt Annah #4 one hour late. Ate dinner at Mrs Raines. Raining. Took cradle home in Hurts's auto. Retired at 10:30 Went to Hughes. I guess some things in Roanoke are just older than I realized. The Shenandoah club is still around. I had lunch there when I received an award for the Sons of the American Revolution. Nice place. Roanoke County had another fire fatality this past Tuesday and again it was a senior over the age of 62. This further impresses upon me the need to keep up with trying to reach seniors in our community about the importance of fire safety. The World Cup soccer tournament starts tomorrow. I am rather excited about that. Hope the USA does well. They play their first game on Saturday. Oil well still leaking in the gulf. Found out that a cousin who is 19 has leukemia. Keeping Drew in our prayers.

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