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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Children Exempt

On Wednesday, May 18, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cloudy-Mild. Children exempt. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes.Left home 7:55. Mr. Wiltsee and Mr. Turner are Portsmouth O. I stayed at the office until noon. Ate lunch there. Took letter to Mrs. Priddy. Stayed home in afternoon. Varnished baseboard in kitchen. Varnished table legs, chair and stool. Cut wood. Read magazines. Went to bed at 10:30.

On Thursday, May 19, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Mild. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Norman got up at 7:00 and went to store. I left home at 7:40. Mr. Tuner here today. Sewing circle met at our house this p.m. I took dictation all day. Very tired at night. Had ice cream and orange ice. Feel very bad. Didn't read any after supper. Went to bed 9:30.

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