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, October 27, 2011

Booth Tarkington

On Monday, October 24, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Pleasant. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Took out ashes. Shaved. Left home at 7:55. Baby Jane got up at 7:15 and finished her lessons. I wrote to Christine. Walked at noon. Have had headache. Walked home at 5:30 p.m. Very tired. Lay on davenport awhile before supper. Norman went to show. I read until 9:15. Went to bed about 10:00.

On Tuesday, October 25, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Fine Day. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Busy all day. Walked around Hotel Roanoke at noon. Stopped at Fulwiler Hills at 5:25 p.m. and heard "When Day is Done". Walked home. Getting Dark earlier. I shaved after supper. Read paper. Mary feels bad. T talked to Mr. Argenbright until 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, October 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Mild-Sunny. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Took out ashes. Left home at 8:00. Dr. Sommardahl filled one of my teeth at 1:30. Took some dictation from Mr. Wiltsee. Walked home at night. Right tired. Got home 6:05. Read some after supper. Went to bed about 11:00 p.m. Chilly at night. Mary's side hurts.

On Thursday, October 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pleasant-Warm. Arose at 6:50. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home about 7:55. Wrote good bit of mail. Took walk at noon. Walked home at night. Mary complaining of pain and tightness in her side. I read awhile after supper. Tired, and have a headache. Booth Tarkington (author) nearly blind.

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