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 5, 2010

Parson and Doctor Deaths

On Wednesday, July 5, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Parson Burroughs died at Bristol, Tenn. Arose at 7:30. Got to work at 8:30. Got money and letter from Blaine. Took letter to train. Wrote to Blaine. Gave money and letter to Skin at noon. Dr. Jos. Gale died today. I raked yard after supper and went up to Mrs. R after Mary, children and Aunt Annah. I shaved up there. We came home at 9:30. Nice cool night. I sure am glad it cooled off some in 1916 because it sure has not cooled off here in 2010. Very Hot and Dry and the oil spill in the gulf continues, now at day 77. Yesterday was Beth's birthday and we went to see fireworks at Parkway Wesleyan Church where you can see both Vinton's fireworks and Roanoke's. Good day at church. Good to be back after a week at the beach.

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