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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


On Monday, July 24, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Sultry. Arose at 7:20 a.m. Got to work 8:30. Raining today. Feeling quite sore from effects of riding horse in Bedford. Member of Co. F court-martialed. Went by Mrs. Raines' at 6 p.m. and shaved. Read "Woman's World" and paper. Very cool at night and damp. Aunt Annah went to St. Charles hospital in afternoon. On Tuesday, July 25, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sultry. rose at 7:30. Met Howard Fisher and got to office at 8:45. Wrote Lewis Smith. Steak for lunch. Wrote mail for Capt. Anderson. Indexed and filed correspondence. Received a card from Bob Elmore. W.B. Bates came in. Rolled Norman around after supper. Talked to Bill Fisher until 7 o'clock in Elmwood Park. Mrs. Raines came down at night.

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