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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

M.E. Church

On Sunday, September 10, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Pleasant. Arose 8:00 a.m. Annah Lee is 8 months old today. Shaved. Played with Norman. Aunt Annah went out. I went over home and ate my supper. Skin drove me home in his car. Mrs. Raines came down and brought some chicken. I went to see slides of Holy Land at M.E. Church from 8-9:30. The moon was so very pretty and bright. On Monday September 11, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Pleasant. Arose at 7:30. Got work 8:30. Completed Mr. Wiltsee's work. Mr. Raitt away. Took charts for baby to Dr. Hagan. Loaned book to Nettie Fisher. Mary rolled Norman up to Mrs. R's. Mrs. Raines came home with her. I went to M.E. church to see stereoptican slides. Beautiful night with bright moonlight. Retired at 10:30. On Tuesday, September 12, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-fine. Arose at 7:30. Went to Dr. Hagan's office with chart. Dr. Hagan phoned me at 9:30 a.m. stating baby's condition very good. Not much work in afternoon. Mr. Raitt away. Loam called me up at office. I shaved at night and went to Methodist church. Wrote to Bob Elmore and Aunt Florence Norman's eye is sore today. Took a bath at Mrs. Raines 6:00 p.m.

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