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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cemetery Lot

On Monday, August 15, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Warm. Judge Gary died. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire and saved. Left home 8:00. Light work today. Mary got special delivery from Aunt Annah. I talked to Harry at noon. Paid last installment on cemetery lot. Norman spent the night with Edward Jarrett. I ate supper at restaurant, 6:15. Wrote spec. for E.A. White.

On Tuesday, August 16, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Hot. Paid off Evergreen Lot. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 8:00. Finished specification for E.A. White. Paid bills at noon. Paid final note on cemetery lot yesterday. Mary wrote to Aunt Annah. I shaved after supper. Norman made a board sign "Troop 29" for his troop. We went to bed at 10:15

I think it was rather a big deal that Bonnie paid off the cemetery lot since he mentioned it both days.  Which, I agree with; that is a rather big deal.  Here in 2011, busy, busy busy. Soccer practice, work, church.  School starts back next week.  We had Meyerhoeffer family reunion this past Saturday and had a great time with Beth's family at the Beach a few weeks ago to celebrate her parent's 60th wedding anniversary.  I guess all that said here just to say, family ties are important.   

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