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.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Shriners Make Merry

On Monday, September 5, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Warm. At Bristol. Labor Day. Arose at 8:00. Ate breakfast at 8:30. Wilson and Tom went to work. Reva went to work at noon. Tom got off at noon. He and I walked up town Got soft drinks, tobacco and cigars. The children went to a show. Tom, Baby Jane and I walked to the station and put cards on train. Shriners were making merry.

Here in 2011, rainy Labor Day from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.  We are supposed to get 3-5 inches of rain.  We are headed to Lynchburg with Mom shortly to do a little shopping and return Caleb's shoes at Kohl's.  Surprised that Labor Day was recognized in 1927. I wonder when that became a holiday?  Wilson and Tom in Bristol still had to work, Reva too. I wonder what the Shriners were doing to make merry?  Rachel is at work today.  Chinese take out with Mom later.

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