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, October 23, 2011

Car wrecks

On Monday, October 17, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Dark-Rainy. Arose at 7:00. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home at 7:55. Talked to Ben Smith. Went to Bank at 1:50 p.m., deposited $1.35. Busy all day. My head aches severely. Came home on car at 6 p.m. Raining-gloomy. Mrs. Stover died. I trimmed Mary's hair after supper. Read. To bed 10:00.

On Tuesday, October 18, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cold-Cloudy. Light snow flurries. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Took a walk at noon. Talked to Echol Marshall. Paid $34.28 to Metro. Ins. Co. by check. Walked home in afternoon. Cold at night. Mary has had drawing pain in her side all day and tonight. She lent her coat to Hallie Stover. I retired at 10:30.

On Wednesday, October 19, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cold-Sunny. Got up at 6:55. Made a fire. Took ashes to alley. Very chilly. Left home about 7:55. Walked around 3rd Ave. at noon, and thru town. Wrote to Christine. Walked home in evening. Read after supper. Mary is still suffering from pains in her side. I talked to Dr. Burke on phone at 8:10 p.m. Got to bed about 10:30.

On Thursday, October 20, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Pleasant. Arose at 7:00 a.m. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 8:00. Mary feels better today. I took a walk at noon. Walked home this p.m. Shaved at 7:00. Mary, the girls and I went to the "Roanoke" at 7:30 p.m. Enjoyed it very much. Got 1/2 pound of candy. Talked to Rev. H.H. Scott when we came out. Norman met us at car line. Got to bed 11:00.

On Friday, October 21, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Pleasant. Arose at 6:40. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:45. Pretty weather. Mildred Calhoun lent me 2 records. Took a walk at noon. Very busy all day. Annah Lee got fine report grades. I walked home at 5:30 p.m. Read some after supper. Went to bed about 10:30. Mary's side is paining her.

On Saturday, October 22, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Pleasant. Mr. Argenbright's car was wrecked. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Worked hard until 1:15. Mary is busy preparing lunch for our proposed trip to Selma on Sunday. I cut wood from 4 to 5:30. Shaved and took a bath. Annah Lee got her hair cut. Mary worked until 11:00 p.m. and was worn out at time of retiring.

On Sunday, October 23, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Beautiful Weather. Arose at 8:00. Mary made a fire at 7:15. Didn't get to go see Mama, car wrecked. I went to church. The children went to Sunday School. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman brought the baby up this afternoon. Fine day. I washed my hair. Mary took bath and washed her hair. The children went to Dunkard church. We got to bed by 10:00.

Wow, they have a lot going on right now. 

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