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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


On Saturday, January 15, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Windy. Very cold 20 degrees. Arose at 5:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Stoked furnace. Walked to Jamison's store. Ran some. Very busy this a.m. Cashed my check at 1:30. Cut wood from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to Sarah Gray's birthday party. Mr. Myers took them in his car. Paid Musser $24.63. Took a bath at 10:30. To bed at 11:00. Speaking of birthdays: Today is my sister Amy's birthday. Happy Birthday Amy. I made it to the National Fire Academy. Cold here and the dining hall is closed. Walked to Ott House in town for supper. I had a Maryland soft shell crab sandwich. It was ok. Now I am already bored and have several more hours until bed time. Looking forward to class starting tomorrow.

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