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, August 20, 2011

Kiled 2 Chickens

On Saturday, August 20, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Cloudy. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:55. Had a lot of work at the office. Got home 1:30. Cut wood and grass. Mary killed two chickens. I took a bath at 6:00 p.m. Mary feels "tough". Read awhile. Went to bed about 10:30. Quite tired and sleepy.

I didn't even know the Elmores had chickens!  And, they more or less lived in the city.  I am sure things were a lot different in those days when it came to raising animals, etc.  I wonder if there was an occasion for the killing of the chickens? Here in 2011, we did lots of house work today and are also tired and sleepy, but it feels good to get some things done!

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