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, August 21, 2010

Back Home

On Sunday, August 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot Day. Arose at 7:20. Chauncey and I took minnows to the creek. Aunt Mary, Uncle Cliff and I took dinner with Aunt Florence Craft. I ate supper at Aunt Florence's. Chauncey came by after me. Sat up till 11 o'clock. Chauncey spent the night with me. Very sleepy. On Monday, August 21, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Pleasant. Arose at 5 a.m. Left New Castle 6:15 - Got to Buchanan 8:25. Waited 7 hours for N & W train #13. Met a boy from Craig going to Troutville. Bought Coca-Cola, cigar, and salted peanuts. Read "Cosmopolitan" at Buchanan. Shaved at night and went by Mrs. R's for Norman and Mary. Took a bath at 11:00 p.m. Read the paper. Severe electrical storm at 6 o'clock.

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