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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Aunt Annah's finger

On Sunday, July 16, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining. Floods over country. Arose at 7 a.m. Dr. Burks came and dressed Aunt Annah's finger. Mrs. Raines came down. I went up there and took a bath. Annah Lee sick. Went over home in afternoon at 4 o'clock (rain). Mrs. Raines came down home after supper. I ate supper at Mamma's and came home at 9 o'clock. Very damp at night. Raining. On Monday, July 17, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-Sultry. Arose at 7 a.m. Went by Mrs. Raines and got paper. Got to work at 8:30. Mr. George Dunglinson Jr. came in office. I filed and indexed letters. Loam came home from Selma, VA. Rain in afternoon. Dark at night with lightning. I rolled Norman up to Mrs. Raines and came home 8:30. Esther Lakes came over and stayed until 9:30 p.m.

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