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 13, 2011

Missed a Meeting

On Tuesday, September 13, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sultry-Sunny. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50. Worked hard all day. Took a walk at noon. Mrs. Harris talked to me over the phone 5:45 p.m. Collins boy shot and killed his parents. I shaved and bathed at 7:30 p.m. Finished too late to attend board meeting. Read until 9:30. Got to bed 10:00.

So, we hear about violent acts like Bonnie mentioned today all the time in 2011 it seems, and people always like to say that stuff like that never happened in the "old" days.  Maybe it didn't happen as much, but then again maybe it did and folks just didn't hear about it as much because there wasn't 24 hour TV news, or the Internet, or Twitter, or satellites.  I think Bonnie's entry today maybe tells us that stuff like that did happen.  We also missed a meeting tonight, but not because of bathing and shaving.  We really just got lazy and knew that the rest of the week was really busy. Plus, how many Back to School nights can you go to before they all start to run together?  We had an idea, speaking of technology, why can't they put Back to School night on video, on the Internet, and then we can just watch it when it suits us?

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