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 1, 2011

Late Snow

On Tuesday, March 1,1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Snow flurries. D.L. Meadows and Miss Francis married. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Mr. Upson took me to town in his car at 7:55. F.P.T. in Norfolk. Wrote for Mr. Wiltsee. Snowing lightly after noon. Got home at 6:00. Snowing steadily at night. I read until 10:30. Got to bed about 10:50. Cold. Invited to eat with Ben Smith at YMCA tomorrow. Wow how about that, snow on March 1! There is still hope for some more snow in 2011. We had not heard much about Mr. Wiltsee since last year when we read 1916 from Bonnie's diary. So, Mr. Wiltsee still works at the railroad too. I reckon we will hear about the meal at the YMCA tomorrow?

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