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, May 1, 2011

Annah Lee Broadcasted!

On Saturday, April 30, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Raining-chilly. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50. Worked hard all morning. Got my pay check cashed. Paid $5.00, last on ring. Got home 1:50. Children and I went to store and paid grocery bill. Shaved at night. Took a bath about 10 o'clock. Got to bed about 10:30. Tired and sleepy.

End of month note from April 1927 written by Bonnie Elmore: Mary and I got "fed up" on the confused condition of the house while painting was in progress. Weather was damp and raw. Had to keep the windows open to let fumes from paint escape. Mighty well pleased when the job was finished.  Booth boy was fighting a hard battle here in the hospital as a result of paralysis and collapsed lungs. I have felt awfully tired, worn out, and despondent this month. Annah Lee scored 87 in a musical contest and broadcast over radio, Jr. Thursday morning music club.

On Sunday, May 1, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Pleasant. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Children went to Sunday School. I attended church. Came by Mrs. Crowley's. She gave me rolls for dinner. Took marriage certificate from frame and cleaned it. Harry phoned and came down after supper. Stayed until 10 o'clock. We went to bed about 10:30. Cool at night.

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