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.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Trip to Bristol

On Friday, September 2, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:55/ Wrote for Harry Crumpacker. Not much to do. Called Mary up at 11 o'clock a.m. Harry came over home at 8:30 p.m. Stayed until 10:00. I shaved, washed my hair and took a bath, We are getting ready to leave for Bristol in the morning. Retired at 11:00.

On Saturday, September 3, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. At home a.m. At Bristol p.m. Arose at 7:30. Mary made fire. We left home at 9:15. Went to Bristol on train 25. Richard, Fannie and Virginia went up with us. Tom took me downtown after supper. We had a long walk. Quite tired when we got home. Baby Jane went to town with Grace and Tom. Retired at 10:50.

On Sunday, September 4, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot-Sunny. At Bristol, Va. Got up at 8:30. Shaved. Wilson took me for a drive to Blountville, TN at 10:30. Went to creamery. Norman is at Joe Leslie's. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Cleveland Leslie came over in p.m. Tom, Baby Jane and I walked to the cemetery. We all went to the Christian church at  o'clock p.m. Went to bed about 9:50. Tired.

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