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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Very Hot

On Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Arose at 7:25. Wrote estimate on Brown's Creek. Carranza released 17 negro soldiers from Corrigal fight. Lt. D. Lightner and 5 men left for Richmond, VA. Rain in evening. Elsie Brown was married tonight. I shaved. Met Skin. Sent food over home. Mrs. Raines down at 9 p.m. Norman very ill and vomiting frequently. On Thursday, June 29, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Arose at 7:30. Got to work 8:30. Norman ill. Harry and Mrs. Raines dined at lunch with us today. Very hot day. Completed work for Mr. Wiltsee. Talked to Howard Fisher at noon. Paris Leslie called me up on phone and ate supper with us. Stayed until 9:30 and left for Mays Leslie's. Mrs. Raines down. Lightning freely.

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