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 26, 2011

Tired as a Dog

On Tuesday, March 22, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Chilly. Cold at night. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:45. Took dictation all morning. Awfully tired. Sent P.O. money order for 35 cents to Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder for song "When I'm Thinking of You." Came home at 6:15. My eyes hurt very much. Helped children with their lessons. Went to bed 10:30.

On Wednesday, March 23, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Cold. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50. Didn't leave the office at noon. Worked steadily today. Had big batch of mail. Feel mighty tired, and my eyes hurt. Got home at 6:15 p.m. Read after supper until 10 o'clock. Real cold tonight. Got to bed by 10:30.

On Thursday, March 24, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Blowing Snow. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. (Cold at 6:30) Mr. T.J. Towle's funeral held. Mary went to Dr. Sommardahl to have more teeth filled. I got home 6:15. Loam brought us an Irish potato pie and she and Austin ate supper. I went to car with them 10:45. Quite cold. Retired at 11:30.

On Friday, March 25, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Warm. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Tired as a dog all day. Took a walk at 1:40 p.m. Saw Harry. Mr. Moseley came down to our office and brought his church books. I got home 5:40. Baby Jane and Annah Lee went to bed at 8 p.m.. Norman went to meeting of his scout troop.

On Saturday, March 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Windy-Cool. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Emptied ashes. Left home 7:45. Worked hard in a.m. Cut wood from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Took a bath at 7:00. Song "When I'm Thinking of You" came today. Had my new blue suit cleaned and pressed. I read from 8 o'clock until 11:00. Feel pretty bad. Quite cool at night.

Here in 2011 we have been very busy. Rachel is in a play at Attic Productions in Fincastle and Caleb is playing school soccer. Both of those things and then church and work have kept us very busy and as Bonnie would say "tired as a dog". Bonnie mentioned blowing snow late in March in 1927, and tonight we are under a winter weather advisory for 1-3 inches of snow! Hope Bonnie starts to feel better. The song Bonnie bought was 35 cents. I guess he got that on vinyl. Today you download a song digitally from itunes for about a dollar. My how times have changed. Lots of good soccer on today. Mostly national teams playing various games. Beth is off today to take another test toward getting her teaching license in Virginia.

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