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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Moving Day

On Monday, July 11, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Hot. Moved to C.W. Noel. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Moved my belongings in to Mr. Noel's desk. Hated to leave Mr. Turner's room. Walked around Hotel Roanoke at noon. Walked home in p.m. Talked to Rothwell.  The children went to play in the park, 7:00 p.m. I shaved. We went to bed about 9:40.

On Tuesday, July 12, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Hot. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Got to work at 8:15. Took Mr. Noel's dictation. Took a walk at noon. He says I may get off on Friday to go to Norfolk. Came home on car at 6:00. Read after supper. Mary and the children went to Burnette's Got to bed 10:00.

On Wednesday July 13, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny and Hot.  Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Mr. Shorter took me to St. car office in his car. Very busy all day. Mary called me 1:20. Ate lunch at restaurant. Got a haircut. Thunder showers this morning. Mrs. Johnson was stunned by lightning. We went to bed at 10:00.   

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