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 14, 2010

New Suit and Picnic in the Park

On Monday, August 14, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Chilly-Cool. Arose at 7:20. Wore new suit and carried my lunch to work. "Deutschland" is reported destroyed. Ate lunch at office and went to "American". Indexed and filed correspondence and wrote up index cards. Aunt Annah, Mrs. Raines, Mrs. Hampton, Annah, Mary, and I and kids ate supper at Mountain Park at 6 o'clock p.m. Came home on car at 9:30 p.m. Jake and McDermott were at Mtn. Park. A big day, as Bonnie wore a new suit to work and took his lunch to work which he didn't usually do. He usually comes home for lunch. The extra time allowed him to go see a movie at lunch time and that allowed him to go for a picnic in the park with his family. The "Deutschland" was a German merchant submarine that we discussed earlier. I don't think it was destroyed on this date in 1916. It may have been captured and/or re-commissioned as it goes on to be a German military submarine with I believe torpedo chutes added.

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