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 2, 2010

Tan Shoe Polish

On Wednesday, August 2, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Cloudy. Arose at 7:15. Got to work 8:35. We ate lunch at Mrs. Raines' today. "Deutschland" left Baltimore. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines'. Walked Norman around street. Went home at 8:30 p.m. Read "Pictorial" Review. Work pretty slow in office today. Talked to Jean Brown. Got tan shoe polish. Whew! This has been a busy summer in 2010. I think I am now caught up on missed entries and hopefully can get back to doing this more on a daily basis. I guess in 1916 it was the day to eat at the Raines'. Also sounds like work has been really slow for Bonnie for almost a week now. The "Deutschland" reference interests me because apart from the Elmore side of my family, everyone else is German. I will need to do a little research. What a hoot that Grand-daddy even makes notes of getting tan shoe polish!

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