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 16, 2011

Ringling Circus

On Friday, October 14, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Fine Day. Ringling Circus. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Harry and Gene Ford came by at 6:30 and took the children to see circus unload. They came home 7:50. I have a severe headache today. Took a walk at noon. Walked home at 5:30. Crisp air-cool. Norman went to Scout meeting. Read until 10:00. To bed at 10:30.

On Saturday, October 15, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Crisp-Cool. Pay day. Arose at 6:55. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Made a fire. Left home 7:55. Didn't do much this morning. Got my check cashed. Got pictures for Ollie. Paid $3.00 for a pair of black shoes for Norman, at 1:30. Cut wood from 4 to 5:30. Mary suffering pain in stomach. I shaved 6 p.m. Norman went to "Roanoke".

On Sunday, October 16, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Beautiful Day. Arose at 8:00. Made a fire. The children went to Sunday School. I went to church only. Annah Lee and Baby Jane stayed for church. I helped serve sacrament. Harry ate supper with us. Stayed until 9:30. I read short while. Headache. We got to bed about 10:30. Tired. 

Beautiful Day here in 2011 as well. Good day at church.  Breakfast at church this morning.  Autumn was baptized today at North Roanoke Baptist. Church meeting tonight.

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