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.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chauncey and Pie

On Sunday, August 6, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot Day. Arose at 7 a.m. Went to church at 11 o'clock with Lewis Smith. Went to Bill Beamer's at 4 p.m. After supper we went over home from 7 to 9:30. Mama spoke of Skin being sick. Mrs. Purdy came over. Took Lewis to the office and wrote Andrew Beamer a short letter. Went home at ten o'clock. Ate some pie. On Monday, August 7, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Sultry (Rain), Awfully hot. Arose at 7 a.m. Lewis Smith arose at 6:30 and went to Mayhew's store and got some bananas. After breakfast he went to Beamers. Went to First National Bank and got revenue stamp and notes for Mr. Raitt. Didn't write any letters this morning. Grayson Howell fixed light on our front porch and in Aunt Annah's room. Mr. Childress down. Chauncey Elmore spent night at home. On Tuesday, August 8, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:30. Chauncey Elmore wouldn't eat any breakfast. Sent groceries home. Wrote Bob Elmore. Got letter from Frank Fisher and answered it. Mr. Schick left on #3. Chauncey Elmore didn't come home with me. Shaved at 6:30. We went up to Mrs. Raines' at 8:00. Mary gave Mr. Raines $1.00. Got letter from Hamptons about coming down.

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