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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bond Coal Company

On Monday, May 23, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cloudy-Hot. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Mary had a hard vomiting spell. I went to work on 7:45 car. Lot of writing. Bond Coal Co. pressing for payment of $5.00 due. I sent him a check. Mary got haircut at the bridge. Mr. Felty brought me home in his car at 5:20. We retired 10 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 24, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Mary attended social for school faculty at 1:00 p.m. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went on fishing trip with Eunice Linkenhoker and Russell. I went down town in a.m. to Bank. Sent Bond Coal Co. check for $5.00. Went to Dr. Hagan's office at 1:00 p.m. Took a walk. Met Annah Lee and Baby Jane at 5:10. Got a watch for Annah Lee. $14.95.

On Wednesday, May 25, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  High Wind-Rain. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Mary had several hard spells. I wrote to Mama. Took a walk at 1:30 p.m. Feeling awfully "Blue". Mary called me on phone at 1 p.m. She also called Bond, about check. I came home on street car at 5:30. Children played ball. I read a short while. Went to bed at 9:30.

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