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.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Childrens Day

On Sunday, March 13, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Nice Day. Children's Day. Arose at 7:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. The children all went to Sunday School. We all stayed for church. I sketched and read in p.m. We went to church at 7:00 p.m. Marion Stickley preached. Barnes Nash sang. Good services. We got home about 9:40. Went to bed about 10:30. Quite tired.

In 2011 a really nice and sunny day as well. Sounds like the Elmores mostly went to church on this particular Sunday. We too had a good day at church. This afternoon Beth and Rachel went for a walk and Caleb and I went for a run. The big news internationally is the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has killed hundreds if not thousands and caused nuclear accidents at some power plants.

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