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 26, 2010

Render Aid

On Wednesday, October 25, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold a.m. - Clear p.m. Arose 7:20. Made a fire. Got to work at 8:45 a.m. Mr. Schick gave Mr. Raitt and I cigars. Mr. Laughorn died suddenly. Mary went over to render aid. I indexed and filed mail. Rolled Norman around before supper. We cracked walnuts after supper. I shaved and we retired at 10:30 Windy. On Thursday, October 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Cold. Arose at 7:15. Mary made fire. Got to work at 8:30. Wrote for W.P.W. W.W. Boxley in. "Flower Day" parade at 3:30 p.m. Talked to Jack Bowdell. Read chapters of "Eyes of the World". Frank Eades came to our office at 5:15 and talked insurance until 7:30. I got home at 7:40. Read the paper. Very cool night. We retired 10 p.m.

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