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 8, 2011

Board Meeting

On Tuesday, February 8, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Pleasant. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Got jury check cashed at noon. $7.50. Paid our phone bill. Annah Lee is at home sick. I attended Board meeting at 8:00 p.m. Got out at 8:55. Mr. and Mrs. Welcker and Mrs. Newcomb and I came home in car. Went to bed at 10 o'clock. I wonder if the board meeting was at church and if so was it about finding a new preacher as we know that Dr. Violette preached his last sermon the other day. It was nice that the jury check seemed to pay for the phone bill. In 2011, Internet is still slow and we are busy driving the kids places. In fact, just got a text that I need to go get them from play practice.

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