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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Washington's Birthday Hike

On Tuesday, February 22, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Chilly-Hazy. Holiday. Washington's Birthday. Mary got up at 6 o'clock and got Norman off. He went with the Scouts on a hike to Catawba mountain. I slept until 1:30 p.m. My sides feel sore. Shaved. Cut wood, but felt weak. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to "Jefferson". Norman got home, very tired about 6:30. We got to bed about 12:00 p.m. On Wednesday, February 23, 1927 Bonnie Elmore: Rain-Chilly. Arose at 6:15. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:45. Mr. Musser took me to the market in his truck. Stayed in the office at noon. I studied from 8:45 to 10:30 tonight on my drawing course. Mrs. Drewry came over. I went to bed about 11 o'clock. On Thursday, February 24, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Warm. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Got haircut at noon; sweater yarn at 5:30 for Norman's red sweater. Got home at 6:00. Read paper. Studied my drawing text and charts from 9 to 10:00. We are awfully sleepy. Went to bed about 11:00 o'clock. Warm at night. Just had time to catch up between some errands, now off to take the kids to play practice! Bonnie, I am tired too!

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