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, October 31, 2010

Virginia Goes Dry

On Tuesday, October 31, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Damp. Arose at 7:10 a.m. Made a fire and cleaned ashes from the fire place. Mr. Matthews drove me to town in his car. Virginia goes dry today. "Halloween". Capt. Rowan reported low. Mrs. Raines, Mrs. Miller, Roy and his wife ate lunch with us today. Very warm this p.m. Paid Off. Took check to Capt. Rowan. Stayed home at night. End of month note: One very warm week in October. Two German submarines torpedoed and sank nine British steamships around Long Branch near N.S. waters on Sunday, October 8th. No lives lost. Blaine stayed at home until middle of October and bought Mama a barrel of flour and other provisions. We all called on Aunt "Duck" on Sunday night October 8th 7:30 to 10:30

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