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

Norfolk Trip

On Thursday, July 14, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Awfully Hot-Rain. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Very busy all day. Walked to bank at noon. Paid 50 cents. Got 2 shirts each for Norman and myself at Brotherhood. Wrote to Ollie Hampton. Came home 6:00 p.m. Shaved. Preparing to go to Norfolk. Took a bath at 10:30 p.m. Got to sleep about 12:40. 

On Friday, July 15, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sultry. Went to Willoughby Beach. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Baby Jane packed my lunch. Left home 7:45. (Paid off). Paid 52nd note on home. Got things at Kress'. Big rain at night. Mary is awfully tired. We left home at 11:15. Howard and I got coffee. We had a pleasant trip. Got off at Petersburg. Ate midnight supper. Slept awhile. 

On Saturday, July 16, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sultry-Sunny. At Willoughby Beach. Got to Norfolk 7:30. Lugged our luggage to street car. We had 11 members in our party. Got to cottage about 9 o'clock. Mrs. Everhart came over. Also, Dr. Lehidy of Atlanta, who put lights in order. Very fine, openhearted people. They offered any assistance we needed. I went to store for groceries. All of us went to ocean view at 8 o'clock p.m.

I am loving the story about the trip to Norfolk!  How fun!  Also looking forward to our trip to the beach with all the Allens in 2 weeks!

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