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 23, 2010

Vacation off

On Wednesday, August 23, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Arose 7 a.m. Slow work in office today. Harry Raines gave us some pictures. I got our vacation pictures out of shop. Cut grass at night and shaved. Mary and Aunt Annah took the children up to Mrs. Raines after supper. Mrs. R came home with them. Mary has decided to call off her proposed vacation in Freeman, W.Va. Did Bonnie and Mary take separate vacations? And why did Mary call hers off? I would love to see the pictures. In 2010, this was first day of school for our kids. Lots and lots of forms to fill out tonight. You would think that with new technology there would be a better way to do that.

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