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, June 19, 2011

2 Night Shirts

On Saturday June 11, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sultry-Sunny. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Worked. Feel bad. Got home about 2 o'clock. Norman and other scouts went to Edgewood to camp tonight. To return Sunday. I cut grass and hoed weeds. Awfully hot. Took a bath at 6:30. Went to Mussers. Sat on porch until 10:00. Went to bed at 10:30.

On Sunday, June 12, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sultry-Sunny. Arose at 9:00. Mary got up at 8 o'clock and a made a fire. Washed and dried dishes. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to Sunday School. I didn't leave the house. Feel bad. Mary feels awfully weak. Varicose veins are paining her. Norman is at Edgewood. He came home at 5:00 p.m. very tired and took a bath and went to bed. Didn't eat any supper.

On Monday, June 13, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sultry. Ordered C&O pass. Wrote to Christine. Arose at 6:00. Lay down until 6:20. Made a fire. Left home at 7:45.  Mary feels awfully weak and has pain in her back and limbs. The children went to Bible School. Lavonia Drewry, Todd Leslie and children spent the day at our house. Mary phoned that Mama is quite sick. I talked to Mag, Jane and Jake over phone at night. Got to bed at 10:20. 

On Tuesday, June 14, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Hot. Jim Drewry took our two cats away today. Arose at 6:00. Cut off alarm.  Lay down until 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Mary feels weak and looks thin and pale. I left home 7:45. The children went to Bible School. Wrote to Aunt Annah and Blaine. Walked at noon.  Got 2 night shirts, $3.00. Annah Lee and I wash and dried dishes. Mary lay down. We were awake until 12:30 a.m.

Playing catch up after being gone all week on vacation.  More from Bonnie and from the vacation probably tomorrow night.

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