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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


On Friday, June 30, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Arose at 7:30. Wrote 2 descriptions. Talked to Jake. Paid off today. Weather fiercely hot today. Big, dark clouds and heavy rain in evening at 5:30. Mr. and Mrs. Raines came down after supper and left at 9 o'clock. I dug up weeds from back yard brick walk. Read until 11 p.m. and retired. Norman continues ill. End of month note for June 1916: Company "F" left Roanoke for Richmond Va. en route to Mexican border. Much excitement and very large crowd at station. June has been rather cold and rainy. Trouble over Mexican situation stirred up. President ordered out all companies of state troops for duty on Rio Grande border. Wow. I am mainly impressed that Mr. AND Mrs. Raines came down to Bonnie and Mary's together. We don't usually see that too much.

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