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.

Monday, May 9, 2011


On Sunday, May 8, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cloudy-Warm. "Mother's Day". Arose at 8:30. Mary got up at 7:00 and made a fire. I shaved.  She and the children went to Sunday School. I didn't go. Felt bad all day. They took flowers to the cemetery at 5:15 p.m. Got home at 8:00. I read until 8:45. Got to bed about 9:00. Tired and worn out. Chilly.

On Monday, May 9, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Warm. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Went to car at 7:50. Very busy all day. Took a walk at 1:30 p.m. Feel very despondent today. Walked home at 5:30. Talked to old Rothwell at 6:00. He got "huffy" about re-painting our wood work. Went to bed about 10:00.

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