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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Banked Furnace

On Tuesday, January 4, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Warmer. Norman bought "Lumber Jack". Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Worked hard. Mailed money order, letter and dresses to the Larkin Co. at noon. Shaved at 7:30 p.m. Wrote Federal School this evening. Attended Board meeting at church 8:00 p.m. 18 present. Got home at 10 o'clock. Banked furnace. I guess what Norman bought was a book? I also don't understand mailing dresses to the Larkin Co., but oh well. I am so glad to see that apparently Bonnie is a lot more involved in church. In 1916 he might have been going to the movies tonight. I also have no idea what it means to bank the furnace. If you have any ideas please let me know. I got up very early this morning to be on TV with fire safety tips. I have been able to take a little nap this afternoon. Headed down to Mom's tonight to help put away Christmas and have supper.

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