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 16, 2010

Sewing a Dress

On Tuesday, August 15, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy Rain. Arose at 7:20. Went to Jett's office. Ate lunch at Mrs. Raines' and shaved. Mrs. Toombs making Mary's dress. Mrs. R, Aunt Annah, Annah and Mrs. Hampton spent day with Mrs. Hughes. I got telegram from R.E. Elmore. We all went to Auntie Airheart's at night. I met Uncle Bob. Ate supper at Raines'. Annah and her mother spent night with us. On Wednesday, August 16, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Raining. Arose at 7:30 a.m. Walked to work in rain at 8:30. Miss Lizzie Linkenhoker called me on phone. Finished reading "When a Man's a Man". Went to station to meet Robert but he came on #16. I shaved at 8 p.m. Esther Lakes came over and sewed some. Mrs. Hampton and Annah down in p.m. We retired at 11 o'clock. In 2010 we have been getting several afternoon thunderstorms with heavy rain. I wonder what kind of dress Nanny is having made? If I haven't mentioned it before we called Mary, "Nanny". There are some Linkenhoker's that currently go to Springwood Baptist in Buchanan, small world I guess. Did the #16 train not come into the station? If not, where did it go?

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