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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Still Feeling Bad

On Tuesday, April 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Mild. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Mary feels weak and nervous. I left home at 8:00. Worked hard all day. Walked around at noon. Mr. and Mrs. Drewry came over at night. Stayed until 10 o'clock. Warmer tonight. Capt. Davis Aviator killed in New York. We retired at 11:00.

On Wednesday, April 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot. High Wind. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50 Worked hard all day. Talked to Harry at noon. Walked to Stewart Britt's office. Walked over Randolph St. bridge. Walked home at evening. Don't feel good. Read after supper. Shaved. Mary went to bed at 8:45 I went at 10:00 p.m.

On Thursday, April 28, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Beautiful Day. Arose at 6:00 Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Read awhile. Left home at 8:00. Walked around at 1:40. Nice and warm outdoors. Stopped at Mr. Rothwell's house at 5:30. He was out but called me on phone 7:15. Ben Smith also called me at 9:15 about buying coal. I read until 9:30. Feel awfully bad tonight. Went to sleep 12:30.

On Friday, April 29, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Windy-Warm.  Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home at 8:00. Worked hard all day. Took a walk at noon. Feel awfully tired and blue. Walked home at night. Read after supper. People in Mississippi Valley suffering from flood disaster. Money being sent to them. Went to bed 11:00.

I still find it so interesting when events seem to line up almost 100 years later.  Today in 2011, people in Alabama and all across the South are suffering from perhaps the worst tornado outbreak ever. Over 200 people killed.  Also today, royal wedding in London.

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