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

Poison Oak

On Tuesday, July 5, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Board Meeting night. Wrote Aunt Florence. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home 7:55. Cooney Lugar took me to town in his car. Phoned. Dr. Meadows. Went to church at 8:00 p.m. No meeting. Mr. Scott and Mr. Renner brought me home in car at 8:35. Mary ironed. The children want to visit Norfolk on vacation.

On Wednesday, July 6, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot Sultry. Mr. Turner in Albany. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Got to work 8:15. Very busy. Paid Brohood $2.00. Walked around streets. Talked to Harry few minutes. Got home 6:15. Ate supper at 7:00. Read paper. Shaved. Norman has had case of poison oak on his hand. We got to bed about 10:30. Tired.

On Thursday, July 7, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sultry. Big Electrical storm. Mr. Turner's away. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Baby Jane and Annah Lee spent the day with Jane. I ordered stockings from John Leslie. Looked at blouses at Kress, noon hour. Baby Jane spent the night at Jane's Annah Lee came home at 7:00 p.m.  Pearsall phoned Jake and me. Jake called me about it. Got to bed 10:00. 

Ok, so yes I am way behind.  In fact probably as far behind as I have ever been in this blog.  I have just been really busy at work and now have lots of church things to do too, plus had a big wedding last weekend.  I still enjoy reading about things that my grandmother did as a child as well as Uncle Norman and Baby Jane.  Haven't caught up yet but hope to soon.  In fact more may be coming later today.

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