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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Comet Theater

On Wednesday, November 8, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Foggy-cold. Arose at 7:30. Mr. Echols came for orders and announced the election of Mr. Chas. Evans Hughes. I deposited $4.00 in bank today. Got money for Mr. Schick. Election undecided. Hughes still leads. Crowds around Western Union office, waiting elections returns. Mary went up home. Mr. Schick went to Welch, W. Va. on #3. Read at night. On Thursday, November 9, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose at 7:30 Made a fire. Got to work at 8:45. No final result on election. Not much work in the office. I read my book "The Winning of Barbara Worth". High wind today. Aunt Annah rolled Annah Lee up to Mrs. Raines' and Mrs. R came down with her and stayed until 9 o'clock. Norman is 21 months old today. On Friday, November 10, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Pretty. Arose at 7:15. Made a fire. Got to work 8:30. Election yet undecided. Mary, Aunt Annah and Mrs Raines took the children and spent the day with Mrs. Patsel. I ate lunch at the office and went to "comet" theater. Wrote specifications for Mr. Wiltsee. Read my book. Annah Lee is 10 months old today. On Saturday, November 11, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 7:15. Made a fire and got in coal. Got to office at 8:30. Mr. Schick came in. Wrote three descriptions. Cut wood after dinner and took Mary's urine to Dr. Burk's. Came back on car to Mama's and ate supper. Went to the "Comet" and came home 10:15. Papa and Christine went to town for groceries.

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