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, June 2, 2011

Late Night Snack

On Tuesday, May 31, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Pay Day. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Annah Lee and Baby Jane ate dinner with Emily Alice Burch and went to town. I called Mary. Also St. Charles Hospital. Paid bills. Sent Bond Coal Co. $7.25 check. Dr. Sommardahl $5.00. Date with Dr. Burke, 5:30. Went to see him. Talked from 5:35 to 6:30. Came home on car at 6:30. Got medicine for Mary.

End of month note: Robert T. Small, writer, died on May 23rd. Feeling awfully bad and low spirited first part of month. Mary has been feeling quite sick too. Great floods and tornadoes in the south and west. School will close this month. I was off from work 3 days on occasion of deep cold. Mama and Blaine owe me a letter. Cool and windy most of month.

On Wednesday, June 1, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Worked hard. Went to see Dr. Sommardahl at 1:50. Sent check for $5.00 to Sutherland Bros. I called Jake at 7:00 p.m. also Rothwell, about painting. Mary, Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to Thurman and Boone's to a music recital at 6:30. We retired at 10:40.

On Thursday, June 2, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Pleasant. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Called Mary at 1:00 p.m. Baby Jane answered phone. Paid Henebry $3.00. Paid Joe Milan $3.00. Talked to White, real estate man. Got home at 5:40. Paid Musser $30.00. Norman went to YMCA at 7:30. We read and talked until 10 o'clock. Came down stairs and got cakes and candy at 11:30.

Just a couple of things that struck me this go around.  Do you know any doctors in 2011 that would talk to you in their office for almost an hour? I sure don't.  Yay for Dr. Burke and why can't there be more like him today?  Also, Bonnie writes about great floods and tornadoes in south and west.  We have experienced the same things, though maybe not limited to south and west, in 2011.  They say it's because of global warming, but you know it was happening in 1927 too.  I do some late night snacking too, maybe that's where I get it from!

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