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 17, 2010


On Friday, July 14, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Arose at 7 a.m. Worked steadily all day for Mr. W.P. Wiltsee on "Instructions for Engineers". Completed same at 6:10 p.m. Raining at night. Got home from work at 7 p.m. Aunt Annah and Mrs. Raines went to have Dr. Burks cut Aunt Annah's finger at 8 p.m. I went to station for Mr. Schick to see about chickens. On Saturday, July 15, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Rain. Arose at 7:30. Aunt Annah's finger giving her trouble. Got to work 8:45. Real all morning. Wrote a letter to W.J. Jenks. DeMoss Taylor brought barometer in for Mr. Schick. Rain. Rain. Rain. Mr. Schick away all a.m. Shaved at 4 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Raines came down at night and left at 9 p.m.

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