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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Home with Horton

On Thursday, August 31, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pleasant-Sunny. Arose at 7:30. Not much work to do today. Walked home with Horton at noon. Got candy at Hurst's. Shaved at 2 o'clock p.m. Received our paychecks today. Mary, Aunt Annah, Mrs. Raines and I went to Mt. Park to see the "Moonlight Dance". Talked to Mrs. Elsie Brown McConnell. Home at 10:30. End of month note for August 1916: August opened up with killing hot weather the first day. Infantile paralysis still raging in New York. Negotiations on between American and Mexican commissioners. Railroads conferring with President over proposed strike. Took my vacation in New Castle this month. Who would have thought that New Castle was a vacation destination? Wow.

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