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 5, 2011

Thick Snow!

On Wednesday, January 5, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Blowing snow-cool. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Snow coming down pretty thick for about half an hour. Sun came out by 8:00. Had lot of mail. Wrote to Mama. Got home at 6:00. Mary and I read until 10:30. Lewis Robertson came down and played games with the children. We got to bed about 11:00 p.m. You know, last year when we covered 1916, Bonnie never mentioned dumping ashes and now in 1927 it's a daily occurrence. Wonder what changed? So, snow on this day in 1927. I am ready for some more snow right about now in 2011. Lots of reading and the kids had a friend over. Sounds a little like what we do around here. Only Beth is the biggest reader in our family and she got a Kindle for Christmas and so now she REALLY reads! Watched some of the Sugar Bowl last night and then crashed. I was still extremely tired from getting up so early yesterday morning. Church tonight. It's business meeting.

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