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, December 26, 2010

White Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This post is all from 2010. I am still planning on starting anew on January 1 with Bonnie's 1927 diary, so stay tuned for a new look, new title, etc. I wanted to write about Christmas yesterday because I realized that I had actually looked back to last year's post to remind me of what happened and I wanted to do that again for next year. For Christmas 2010, we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS! There was snow on the ground when we got up around 6 a.m. I drove down and got Mom and she was here by about 6:15 a.m. We opened gifts and had a wonderful breakfast of sausage/egg casserole and orange biscuits. It was awesome. It snowed most of the day without really sticking to the roads until later in the day. I took Mom home around 4 p.m. It was just a really good day. We didn't spend nearly as much this year because of saving for a cruise in June and I know we enjoyed it just as much! Today is Sunday, December 26 and church has been cancelled because of the snow, roads are slick. So we will enjoy another day at home. Caleb and I plan on watching a couple of soccer games on TV from England!

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