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.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

More Spring Snow

On Wednesday March 2, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Snowing, Cold. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Swept snow from back porch. Shaved. Left home at 7:55. Worked hard today. Went to YMCA at 1:00 p.m. Didn't see Ben Smith. Ate lunch at a restaurant. Mr. and Mrs Drewry came over after supper. I studied my lesson Divn. #1 from 9 to 10:30. Went to bed about 11 o'clock. On Thursday, March 3, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Windy. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Read awhile. Left home about 7:50. Paid water bill at noon. Bought costumer at Philip-Levy's for 98 cents at noon. High wind is blowing. Very cold. Paid $28.37 to Musser on our grocery bill at 6:00 p.m. Read after supper from 8:00 to 10. Got to bed about 11:00. On Friday, March 4, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Windy. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Very busy all day. Went down-town at noon. Paid bills. Looked at rings at Henebry's. Mary acted as judge of a debate at the Dunkard Church at night. Norman attended Scout meeting. I drew a picture. Went to bed at 10:50. On Saturday, March 5, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Fair. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Took dictation all morning. F.P.T. is going to Perts. until Wednesday. I got Beef Roast, came home at 2 p.m. Didn't cut wood this p.m. Mary phoned Dr. Sommardahl for examination of her teeth. Didn't go to see him. Took a bath at 10:30. To bed 11:00.

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