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, September 18, 2010

Whole lot of Buying Going On

On Wednesday, September 13, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Raining. Arose at 7:30 a.m. Mr. Schick went to Lynchburg to testify in the "Carrozzo-Carpenter-Boxley" suit. Auntie Airheart and Mrs. Raines took dinner with us today. I shaved at noon. Wrote to Chauncey D. Elmore. Went to M.E. Church at 8 p.m. to 9:30. Bought H.B. Wright's "The Calling of Dan Matthews." On Thursday, September 14, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Rain, Hot-Clear. Arose at 7:30 a.m. Got to work at 8:45. Mr. Schick and Mr. Raitt away. Capt. Rowan and I went down St. at 9 a.m. to see Elks and I took chart to Dr. Hagan. Introduced to Dr. Gills. Met Mary down street and she gave me lunch and 10 cents. They spent day with Loam. I went to "American" Didn't go to church tonight. Dark and raining. Retired at 10:30 p.m. On Friday, September 15, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Raining. Arose at 7:30. Got to work 8:45. Mr. Schick and Mr. Raitt away. Wire from Mr. Schick. May and Mrs. Raines came to office with Norman. Mary bought pair of shoes and gloves, etc. I read the calling of Dan Matthews all day. Mrs. Raines down. Mary and I went to M.E. church to see stereoptican slides of old world cities. Monnlight night. On Saturday, September, 16, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Very cool. Arose at 7:30. Mr. Raitt back. Took chart to Dr. Hugh Hagan. Got a haircut. Norman spent all day with Grandma Raines. Mr. Raines gave him a wagon. Swept yard, raked leaves, piled wood and put up stove. Went to Mrs. R at 8 p.m. and I went to the "American". Bought a new felt hat. On Sunday, September 17, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose at 8 a.m. Went to office. Messrs. Schick, Raitt, Silliman and Rowan there. Wore new hat for first time. Mr. Raitt and I searched vault. Auntie and Uncle Bob Airheart came by after dinner. Mary and I took children over to Mrs. R's. I went to depot but Blaine failed to come. Loam, Gwinnett, Jess and I ate supper with Mama and Christine. On Monday, September 18, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Very Chilly. Frank Lakes is 25 years old today. Went to take chart to Dr. Hagan. Also Mr. Raitt's glasses. Received letter from Blaine advising he would reach Roanoke at 5:40 p.m. Christine, Skin and I met Blaine at station and ate supper over home. Wrote for Mr. W.P. Wiltsee. Came home at 9:30 p.m.

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