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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Got Scored

On Wednesday, November 1, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Windy. Arose at 7:30. Made a fire. Mr. Raitt left on train #15 for Tazewell, Va. Went to deposit Mr. Raitt's check. Paid some bills. Went to station to mail letter for Mr. Schick. Mary went up town. Copied "orders"! Ate supper at Mrs. Raines. Harry, Roy and Lola went down St. I shaved with Harry Raines' safety razor. On Thursday, November 2, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Frost. Arose 7:20. Got to work 8:30. Went by Doris' after pictures. Mary and Aunt Annah took kids over to Mama's to spend day. Ate lunch over home and gave Mama a picture of Aunt Duck. Beautiful Autumn day. Not much work today. Mary and Aunt Annah came home 5:30. I read "The Eyes of the World" Pretty night. Retired 10:30. On Friday, November 3, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose at 7:20. Made a fire. Got to work 8:40. Went to "Joe's" for cigarettes for JRS. Old man "scored" me for loafing. Mary took supper at Mary Britt's. No work to do. Fine weather. Paid Hugh Hogan $2.00 on account. I got haircut. Bought new book "The Winning of Barbara Worth" Lola came home with Mary. Mrs. Raines came. I shaved.

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