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, November 21, 2010

One Year Later

On Sunday, November 19, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 7:50. Made a fire. Mary and I went to First Presbyterian church today. We all went to Elmwood Park to review the Bible Class parade. I went over home and ate supper. Daisy Dillman was at Mama's. Papa, Skin and Jake were not at home. Came by Raines' and got "funny" paper. Came home at 8:30 p.m. On Monday, November 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Warm. Arose at 7:30. Made a fire. Met Mr. Raitt on St. and we walked together to the office. Mr. King of the Knox Construction Company advised us of death of P.J. Millett. Indexed and filed correspondence. I shaved after supper. Read the paper. Skin talked to me on Jefferson St. and gave me a cigar. Retired at 10:30. Quite warm. On Tuesday, November 21, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Clear. Arose at 7:30. Made a fire. Got to work 8:30. Read "American" Magazine. Also wrote a letter to Denny Lawlor. Got my hair cut. Mrs. R, Aunt Annah and I went down street at 8 p.m. to Democratic parade. Pretty bum affair, but a very large crowd on street. I stopped by Joe Milan's and read awhile, came home at 9:20. Ate cheese. I think we have now completed a year. I started with Bonnie's Nov. 21 entry last year. There may be a brief hiatus while I decide where the blog goes from here. Another year from Bonnie's life? Something else? I don't know, I'll eat some cheese, read the funny paper, and watch a parade and see what shakes out. Stay tuned!

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