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, September 27, 2011

Mama Sick

On Monday, September 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sultry. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home about 7:50. Very busy all day. Took a walk at noon. Mama is still very sick. Her letters indicate nervousness. I came home to supper at 6:50 p.m. Shaved. Read until 10:00. To bed 11:30.

On Tuesday, September 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Busy all day. Took walk at noon. Mrs. Spillan came by and took Mary for a drive. I had Baby Jane's watch regulated. Norman and Richard Woodyard went to a show at night. I read awhile. Got to bed 10:30.

Bonnie's mother must not be doing well and apparently she has moved.  Last year when I blogged from 1916, he would write of seeing her fairly often.  Now he does not write about that and he is receiving letters from her.  I wonder where she went?  Today would have been my father's 70th birthday.  We sure do miss him.  Especially on nights like tonight where Caleb had a great soccer game.  Dad would have loved to have been there! 

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