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.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Walk to Bank

On Saturday, August 5, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Arose 7:30. Got to work 8:45. Mr. Raitt came in. Worked on yard in afternoon. Lewis Smith came in on #3 and came down home. We ate supper and went up town to the "American" Theater. Met Jake and Everett. Talked to Everett from 9:30 to 1:30. Walked to 1st National Bank and came home to bed at 11:00 p.m. I am a little confused on Bonnie's times. I am guessing he talked to Everett from 9:30 in the morning until 1:30 in the afternoon. He doesn't always write these things down in order, as I have discovered before. I guess working on Saturday was pretty common back then. Also, a long break in the middle of the day was also apparently common. Bonnie wrote about this yesterday, when talking about the floods. We had strong storms here in Roanoke, on August 4 in 2010 as well.

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