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 5, 2011

Will Powell and Wife

On Friday, June 3, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cloudy-Chilly. Phoned Fr. Bond. Disposed of Summons. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55.  Walked at noon. Met Annah Lee and Baby Jane at 5:15. Went to Dr. Sommardahl's office. Took my picture negative to Rke. Cycle Co. Got haircut 5:45. Will Powell and wife took us for a drive thru S. Roke. and to Cloverdale. Got home 8:55. Mary and I slept on the Davenport. Bed 11:15. 

On Saturday, June 4, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Cold-Cloudy. Got out of bed 6:35. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Don't feel good. Will and Betty were in bed, when I left as were the children. I got home at 1:15. Cut grass. Puttied around sink. Mary had hard spell at 10:00 p.m. I shaved and took a bath at 8:00. Harry called on phone 11:00. He, Will and Betty drove over here at 11:15. We were in bed.

On Sunday, June 5, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Children's Day. Arose at 10:00. Mary got up at 7:30 and made a fire. The children went to Sunday School.  Will Powell and wife came by at 10:00. They stayed 20 minutes. Baby Jane recited "Determination" Juanita Beam had convulsions. Harry failed to come. Mary went to our church with Annah Lee, 7:00 p.m. I washed dishes. We retired 10:30. Cool at night.

I am unsure who Will Powell and wife are, but they have shown up here a lot recently and I am confused by the Saturday post where Bonnie mentions that Will and Betty were still in bed.  I guess they spent the night with the Elmore"s and maybe that is why Bonnie and Mary slept on the davenport.  In 2011, our Sunday School class had a Bon Voyage party for us today, as we leave to go on a cruise next week.

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