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, January 30, 2011

Dr. Violette's Last Sunday

On Saturday, January 29, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Fair. Off jury until Monday. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Tended furnace. Slept in Mr. Rowland's bed last night. Newt and I came to town on car at 8:15. They are leaving today at 5 p.m. Baby Jane and Annah Lee attended Ina May LaBree's party. I took a bath at 6:30. Washed my hair. Played Victrola. Sat up and read until 11 p.m. Got to bed at 7:30. On Sunday, January 30, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Damp-Cloudy. Dr. Violette's last sermon. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire and dumped ashes. Shaved. Mary and the children went to Sunday School. I went to the office. Wrote letter to Federal School of Designing. Sent Enrollment check for $5.00. Read in afternoon. We all attended church 8 p.m. Dr. Violette preached beautiful sermon. Mrs. Spillman brought us home at 10:00. I am supposing that on Saturday, Bonnie took a bath at 6:30 and went on to bed at 7:30 but stayed up and read and listened to the Victrola. That's the only way I could make the times work. So, today is Dr. Violette's last day. I wonder if he was an interim preacher? And if not, I wonder where he is headed? I am also curious about the design class that Bonnie is registering for. Here in 2011, we had a good day at church. We are having a very good response to "To Buchanan with Love". Caleb went to a friend's this afternoon and Beth is going to work Bingo tonight in Vinton. It helps with fundraising for middle school soccer even though we are unsure right now about Caleb being able to play due to a bad sprain of his foot.

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