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.

Friday, August 13, 2010


On Saturday, August 12, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sultry. Arose at 7:20. Got to work 8:35. Mr. Schick back. Capt. R.F. Boxley in the office. I wrote Lena, shaved after dinner and cut weeds in back yard. All went up to Mrs. Raines at night. I took a bath there and went up town. Met Howard Fisher and came home at 11 o'clock. On Sunday, August 13, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Rain. Arose at 8 a.m. Read paper. We all went up to Mrs. Raines' for dinner. Ate chicken. I went over home and ate supper. Papa was there. Mary, Aunt Annah, Annah Hampton, Mrs. Hampton, and Mrs. Raines rolled children out up town. We ate watermelon and came home at 9:30 p.m.

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