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, July 24, 2011

Fish for Breakfast

On Sunday, July 17, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. At Norfolk. Arose at 9:00. Ate breakfast alone. Shaved and took a bath. Joe Gill's cousin (a sailor) ate dinner with us. The children went bathing. Howard, Mary Burnette and I were along. Took pictures in boat. Howard left for home at 6:00. We sat on porch until 10 o'clock p.m. Fine sea breeze. Mary's ankles are badly swollen. To bed 10:30.

On Monday, July 18, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Heavy Rain-Cool. At Norfolk, Va.  Arose at 9:00. Had fish for breakfast.  The children went to the beach for a dip. Joe Gill went with them.  I sat around cottage and read.  Norman, Gilbert and I walked up road to store. I shaved and bathed at cottage. Joe Gill went home at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Burnette and girls went to Norfolk p.m. We retired 10:00.

On Tuesday, July 19, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cool-Cloudy.  At Norfolk.  Arose at 8:30. The children went to the beach. All of us went on ferry "Old Point Comfort" to Fortress Monroe. Saw soldiers drill, band played. Inspected the fort.  Thunder and lightning. Ate our supper in band stand 6:00 p.m. Came back to Willoughby on yacht "Madeline". Awfully tired and sleepy. Drank coffee at cottage. Got to bed 10:15.

On Wednesday, July 20, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cloudy-cool. At Norfolk. Got up at 8:45. Mary, Mrs. Burnette, the children and I went to the beach. Tide was very high. Waves look strong breaking on shore. May and I went in bathing. Our first "dip". Real chilly out of the water. Read some. We like seashore and shall hate to leave Got to bed about 9:30.

Still fun to read about the Elmore's vacation.  I got behind again last week because of Vacation Bible School every night after work.  Mom has gone on an Alaskan cruise. She phoned today and they missed the ship due to cancelled airline flights.  Caleb is at soccer camp. We leave for the beach with the Allens next weekend.

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