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.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Halted by a Cop

On Thursday, January 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Sunny. Just reported to court. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire Dumped Ashes. Shaved. Left home at 8:00. F.P.T. absent. Reported for jury but didn't serve. At the office all morning. Took a walk at 1:50 p.m. Bright and Sunny but cold. Nina was down home all day. Mary went up to Nina's home for fruit, in Jim Drewry's car, 5 p.m. "Cop" halted them. Newt and Nina spent the night with us. On Friday, January 28, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. On Jury. Simply reported. Arose at 6:00. Made fires in the furnace and stove. Left home at 7:50. Newt left later. They were at our house all day. Mr. J.R. Ruffin N&W freight traffic manager died. I stayed in the office at noon. Sleeting= streets slippery. I shaved at 9:00 p.m. Newt is feeling sick. He clipped the children's hair. We got to bed 11:00. I really wish I knew why Mary in Jim Drewry's car was halted by a cop! In 2011 we are going tonight to celebrate Rachel's continued straight A's on her report card. I think she decided we are going to eat Bar-B-Q and then get a frosty at Wendy's!

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