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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Jury Duty

On Tuesday, January 25, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Pleasant. 2 hours on the jury. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:50. Worked until 9:55. Left court room at 11:50. At the office all p.m. Came home at 6 o'clock. Read after supper. Shaved before supper. Very tired and sleepy. We went to bed about 10:30. Chilly tonight. Apparently getting kicked off two juries on the first day of jury duty does not automatically disqualify you for the second day. Unfortunately, Bonnie doesn't give us too many details here. Maybe he couldn't if the case was still going on. Sounds like Bonnie did have a busy day and I am sure he was tired. Here in 2011: We are under a winter storm warning and calling for 4-8 inches of snow tomorrow along with some other wintry mix kind of things as well. Right now I am a listening to a call on the fire radio of a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 81. No need for a chaplain, but interesting stuff. The kids got their report cards today. Overall not too bad. Both did well.

No comments:

Post a Comment