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, March 15, 2011

Belmont teachers

On Tuesday, March 15, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Fine. Pay day. Arose at 6:10. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Met Mary at 1:45. She got haircut. We had Dr. Sommardahl examine her teeth. Made appointment for tomorrow 10:00 a.m. I got haircut at 5:30. Mary attended reception for Belmont teachers at Mrs. Spillan's at 7:30 p.m. We got to bed by 11 o'clock.

As I have said before in this blog, part of what I like to do here is try and document some current events of a large scale nature like Bonnie did. In the hopes that at some point in the future my kids, or great-grand kids for that matter, might be able to look back and see what was going on in 2011. Since Bonnie seemingly had a rather routine day in 1927 and I did too, the big, might I say HUGE new story is the continuing unfolding tragedy in Japan after a huge 9.0 earthquake, devastating tsunami, and now a horrifying nuclear disaster. The news just seems to get worse and we are like 5 days into this. My heart breaks for them and my prayers are with them as well as the Americans who have gone there to help.

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