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.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Window Gazing

On Saturday, April 2, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cold-Cloudy.  Arose at 6:25. Made a fire Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:45. Busy all morning. The children went to a show in the afternoon. I made a fire in the furnace. Paid grocery bill. Didn't do any work in p.m. Billy Spillan has double pneumonia. Not expected to live. Mary went to the house at 8 o'clock p.m.

On Sunday, April 3, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Chilly-Sunny. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. We went to Sunday School. I stayed for church. Annah Lee, Baby Jane and I "window gazed". Got gum at Joe Milan's. Read awhile after dinner. Practiced drawing. Wilson came down. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to church with Mrs. Drewry

Beautiful Spring day here in 2011.  Had breakfast with men's Sunday School class this morning at Northstar.  Small crowd at church.  Home now watching the race and the girls are fixing to go shopping.

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