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, August 28, 2011


On Monday August 22, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Cloudy. Socco and Vanzetti electrocuted. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Very busy. Took part of Mr. Wiltsee's dictation. Have a deep cold. Dr. Spanell Gale and Rev. P. S. Miller were buried today. I didn't leave the office at noon. Mary phoned me. Got home 7:10 p.m. Ate supper at 7:30. Have a headache. Retired 9:30.

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