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.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Marines to China

On Monday, January 24, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Sunny. One hour on L&C court jury. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Went to the office until 9:50. Went to court. On the jury 1/2 hour. Struck off twice. Mr. Hankins was paralyzed. In critical condition. United States and England sending large contingent of soldiers, sailors and Marines to China to protect subjects. We retired at 11:00. I guess Bonnie was not a suitable jury candidate. I am wondering though, was Mr. Hankins who the court case concerned or was this another matter, maybe a friend or neighbor of Bonnie's? Maybe we will find out in upcoming entries about Mr. Hankins. Sounds like trouble might be brewing with China in 1927. I might have to do a little research on that. I had a busy day at work today. Mostly it was just trying to get back in the swing of things after being gone for a week. Caleb has a broken bone in his foot. Still calling for some winter weather later this week, maybe Wednesday now. Some reports say 4-6 inches of snow. I hope so! I will be in Dallas next week for business with the Religious Herald.

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