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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cedar Chest and Candy

On Monday, March 14, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain Early-Sunny P.M. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home at 7:45. Wrote Irving Berlin for song "When I'm Thinking of You". Frank Whorley gave Mary a cedar chest of candy tonight for helping when their baby was born. I sketched some. Mr. Rowland came down; we ate candy and apples. Went to bed about 11:00. Chilly tonight.

I found it interesting that Mary received another gift from someone else tonight. She had received a diamond ring the other night from someone who was not Bonnie. Tonight she gets a cedar chest with candy and it looks like Bonnie had the candy with a friend! How about Bonnie just writing Irving Berlin. Just go right to the top Bonnie! Chilly here tonight in 2011 as well. Caleb had first Middle school soccer game tonight for this season. He played some and did well, but they lost 2-1 to Hidden Valley.

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