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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ollie Hampton

On Saturday, July 30, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Heavy rain-Hot. Pay day. Arose at 6:35. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Wrote only 5 letters this morning. Got my check cashed at noon. Got things on market. Cut weeds after dinner. Rain. Went to Musser's 8 p.m. Paid bill. $5.00 Got soft drinks. "Mavis" cleaned ceiling kitchen. Mary washed walls. I shaved at 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 31, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Hot-Sunny. Ollie arrived. Arose at 9:30. Mary made a fire. I ate breakfast 10:30. The children went to Sunday School. I went to station at 11:30.  Harry, the children and I came home with Ollie Hampton. Harry ate dinner with us. Sat on front porch after dinner and talked.

July 1927 End of month note: "Dick" Byrd flew to France. I still feel "blue" over the Hagan affair. The children are anxious to go to Willoughby Beach (Norfolk). Varicose veins, in her limbs, are bothering Mary. We left home for the beach on night of the 15th. Had cottage with ample accommodations. Cool breeze blew every night. 

Here in 2011, we went to the beach too and now I am way behind on the blog. Be patient while I try to catch up this weekend!

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