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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ice Cream Cones and Porch Sitting

On Monday, June 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Cool. Blaine left. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Took my coat to Oak Hall to be relined. Walked at Noon. Walked home at 5:15 p.m. Talked to Rothwell about painting. Shaved at 8:00 p.m. Loam and Austin came down. We got ice cream cones. We went to car with them at 11:15. Got to bed 11:50.

On Tuesday, June 28, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cool-Pleasant. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Dr. Conduff took me to town in his car, 8:00 a.m. Talked to Mary on phone 1:15 p.m. Wrote letter to Mrs. Oscar Martin Newcastle, about board vacation. The girls went to Bible School. Norman's leg is sore; he didn't go. We sat on porch until 9:15 p.m. Went to bed at 10:00.

At least there was no mention this time of anybody not feeling good, except for maybe Norman whose leg was sore.  Ahh, the good ole days, when people walked about town and people sat on porches, visited each other and went to get ice cream.

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