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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Annah Lee Suffered

On Wednesday, October 11, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very cool-Frost. Arose at 7:25. Made a fire and got in coal. Took a letter to train #1 for Mr. Schick to Mrs. Phillip Goodwill. Blaine left on "Memphis Special" for Little Rock, Ark. Indexed and filed my mail. Took telegrams to Western Union. Went to Mrs. R's for supper. Read paper and stayed in. Annah Lee suffered. Very bright moonlight. Mr. Schick left. On Thursday, October 12, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Frost-Cold. Arose at 7:30 a.m. Got to office 8:30. Capt. Rowan went to funeral of Mrs. Ira T. Colman at Catholic Church. Mr. Raitt came to office at 10:15 a.m. Mr. Schick away. I went to the auditorium to take castoria to Mary for baby. Mrs. R ate lunch with us. Norman cut his finger. Ate supper over home and went to the auditorium. Came home at 10 o'clock. I still don't know what my grandmother, Anna Lee, had wrong with her when she was a baby, but it must have been bad. Also, seems like a really long revival service at the auditorium. Those kids will always keep parents busy. By the way, I looked up castoria and it is a kind of medicine. I would presume that it is like Castor oil.

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