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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mildred Calhoun

On Wednesday, September 28, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home at 7:55. Very busy all day. Walked around Hotel Roanoke at noon. At 5:15 walked to St. Charles Hospital. Talked with Dr. Burke until 6:10. Came home on car. Played Mildred Calhoun's records. Read until 10:00 p.m. To bed at 11:00.

On Thursday, September 29, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Walked to Jackson Jr. High School. Didn't go out of office at noon. Feel mighty exhausted and dizzy. Bob Daniels brought me to Murray Ave. in his car at 5:45 p.m. Bessie and Edward Houston came down at night. Left at 10:00 p.m. We retired 10:50.

I couldn't find anything about Mildred Calhoun, so I don't know who she was.  Here in 2011, I had a day off today and did a bunch of things around the house which was good as we did not get to do normal Saturday things this past week.  Also, worked on upcoming wedding and sermon.

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