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 13, 2011

Dark and Gloomy

On Wednesday, October 12, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain all day. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home at 7:50. Went on car with Baby Jane and Emily Alice. Didn't go out of the office at noon. Came home at 5:35. Baby Jane is not feeling well. I read after supper. Played "Forgive Me" on Victrola. Dark and gloomy. Got to bed about 10:00 p.m.

On Thursday, October 13, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Sunny. Arose at 6:50.  Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:50. Not much work today. Walked at noon. I shaved at 7:00 p.m. We went to Parent-Teachers meeting at Jackson Jr. High School. Met Miss Kelly and Miss Brown. Got home at 10 o'clock Got to bed about 10:30.

Computer acting up, that will be all for today!

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