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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ice Cream

On Tuesday, August 29, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Rain. Arose at 7:30. Mary phoned me about trip to New Castle in car. Cancelled trip. Aunt Annah went to lodge with Mrs. R. I went to telephone office for money; talked to Nettie Fisher. Mamma and Christine spent the day with Aunt Duck. I cut grass before supper. Pasted pictures in album. Played with Norman and retired at 10:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 30, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Hot p.m. Arose at 7:30. Rolled Norman up to Mrs. Raines'. Got to work 8:50. Rode to lunch on car. Harry and Mrs. R ate lunch with us. Miss Cleo Shoffner came in our office and got legal cap paper. Cut grass after supper and all of us went up to Mrs. Raines'. I went to the creamery and got a quart of chocolate ice cream. So, in the post from August 29, 1916, was Bonnie thinking about taking another trip to New Castle, (he just went recently to visit relatives and traveled via train) but this time by automobile? However, Mary nixed that idea I am guessing. I wonder why? I didn't know you could go to the telephone office to get money! Bonnie cuts a lot of grass, I guess I have to in 2010. Bonnie got chocolate ice cream and we happen to have home made peach ice cream in our house here in 2010.

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