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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Even More Jury Duty.

On Wednesday, January 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. Mr. Hankins died. On jury all day. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Worked until 9:50. On jury all day, case of Mitchell versus Kaufman. Mary helped Nina pack goods, all day. Nina gave us lots of things. Harry came over at 7:30. (cold.) I made two fires. Mr. Argenbright took Annah Lee and Baby Jane to Nina"s at 6:30. Even more jury duty and this time we got a case name but no other details. In 2011, the big snow kind of fizzled out just like they have done all winter. I am really tired as I stayed up until 3:30 a.m. helping the guys in my office investigate a fire.

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