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, February 1, 2011

Annah Lee for President!

On Monday January 31, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Sunny. On jury (reported). Arose at 6:00 Dumped ashes. Made a fire. Shaved. Left home at 7:50. Went to court. Excused for the day. Got my checked cashed at noon. Paid bills. Sent letter to Federal School, first payment $5.00. Harry is going to take me to Auditorium tonight. Will Rogers. Nell Hancock and her husband came by. End of month note: Nina and Newt are to move to Washington D.C. Undecided in regard to taking up Commercial Designing by correspondence. Annie Burnette was married Christmas night. U.S. Gunboats and 3,000 soldiers and Marines rushed to Nicaraugua to stop landing of arms by Mexican ships. Big fire at Rocky Mount, Va. on 12th. Girls killed and broken up. On Tuesday, February 1, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Hot. Baby Jane is 10 yrs. old. On jury 1/2 hour (Last Day). Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Took out ashes. Left home at 7:55. Went to court. No cases tried. Jury was excused for the term. Very busy all day. Annah Lee was elected President of Girl's Reserves. Got home at 6 p.m. Read until 10:30. Awfully tired and sleepy. We went to bed about 11 o'clock. Yay for Granny (Annah Lee) she was elected President of Girl's Reserves. What is Girl's Reserves? I have no idea. I am guessing like Girl Scouts? And Happy Birthday to Baby Jane! In 2011, my trip to Dallas was postponed due to icy weather and blizzards in Dallas and the Midwest. Left work a little early today to watch a soccer game with Caleb on TV. Registered Rachel for her classes as a junior in high school. She pointed out that she only does that one more time. Wow. I'm old.

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