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 28, 2010

Watermelon Times Two

On Saturday, August 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Fine Pleasant Day. Arose at 7:30. Rode up town in Sam Mason's automobile. Mr. Chas. Silliman in the office. I wrote up agreement. Harry M. Waugh came in and gave Capt. and I a good cigar. Cut and raked the grass from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Shaved at Mrs. Raines'. Went to "American" and got pictures from Davis. Came home at 11 o'clock. On Sunday, August 27, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Arose 8 a.m. Harry Raines came down. I went to our church at 11 a.m. Mrs. Hilton up at Mrs. Raines'. I took Norman up on car. Ate supper over home. Ate watermelon at home and at Mrs. Raines. Raining and thunder and lightning at night. Mr. Raines began reading "When a Man's a Man". Very hot weather. On Monday, August 28, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Mild-Cool. Arose at 7:20. Wrote two deeds and small bunch of mail. SSt. Staples in, also Mr. Russell. We ate lunch and supper at Mrs. Raines'. Shaved there. Stopped in at Caldwell-Sites and examined books. Very cool at night. Mrs. Raines ran after us coming home and brought Norman's milk bottle. Very cool night. Sounds like the weather is begining to change in 1916 and it also might be here in 2010 as well. I got a kick out of Grand-daddy saying he had watermelon at home and at Mrs. Raines. Caleb had first rec club soccer game today and they lost 6-1. Rachel and I then had eye doctor appointments. Getting my eyes dilated is not my most favorite thing. Went and ordered new glasses, unable to get sun-glasses. Went to the store.

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