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, April 18, 2011

Cat Scared Mary

On Monday, April 18, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. School Holiday. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50. Walked around at noon. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to a show also to Mrs. Divers. Norman "hiked" to Edgewood. I cut grass after supper, children aided. Puttied windows. Shaved. Read until 10:50. Cat jumped off Chiffirobe and scared Mary.

Sorry for the delay in the postings, have just been really busy here recently! Didn't know the Elmores had a cat, and I had to look up what a chiffirobe was...it's a piece of furniture that is like a closet and a chest of drawers combined.

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