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.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cake and Ice Cream

On Thursday, July 27, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining-Cloudy. Arose at 7:30. Very heavy downpour of rain at 5;30 this morning. Walked to town with Roy Waskey and Clyde Driscoll. No work stirring. Mr. Schick went to Bluefield on train #3 at 4:45. Talked to Skin and Lawrence Sullivan on street about going to Washington. Thunder and dark at 5 p.m. Borrowed sickle from Mr. Raines and cut part of weeds in back yard. Cool. On Friday, July 28, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-sultry. Arose at 7:20. Read "Ladies Home Journal" in office-August. Got whetstone at Humphreys-Webber Store. Brought 10 cents worth of ice cream home. Mary went up to Mrs. Raines' at 5:00 p.m. and Mrs. R came back with her and brought cake. I finished cutting weeds in back yard. Wrote a letter to Bob Elmore at Tip Top, VA. On Saturday, July 29, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cloudy-damp. Arose at 7:30. Went to post office for Mr. Raitt. Talked to Howard Fisher. Got home to lunch at 3 p.m. Cut grass. Bought lime at Tinnell's. Went to Semones' for Mrs. Mullen. Got tobacco at Mayhew's store. Helped Mr. Brown fix sewer pipe. Harry Raines down. Got card from Skin in Washington, D.C. Also R.E. Elmore. Shaved at Mrs. R at 8:30 took Norman along.

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