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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Klondike Cakes

On Thursday, November 17, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Cloudy. Arose at 6:45. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Awfully busy today. Walked downtown in rain at noon. Norman's face is badly swollen. "Chunk" Pettit came in to see him at night. I shaved and read some. Mary feels awfully bad. Norman looks pitiful. I got to bed at 11:00.

On Friday, November 18, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunny-Cold. Mr. Noel went to Columbus. (Football). Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes from furnace and stove. Made fire in furnace. Left home 7:45. Dr. Luck came to see Norman at 10 a.m.. Left a prescription for tonic. Baby Jane met me at 1:40 and we got it filled at J&J: 40 cents. (To be measured with a dropper.) I got candy for baby Jane. Cashed check for $1.00 given J.H. Moseley.

On Saturday, November 19, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Not very busy at the office. Cut wood and cleaned basement after dinner. Norman is very much better. I shaved, washed my hair and took a bath after supper. We laughed and talked before bedtime. Got to bed at 11:00.

On Sunday, November 20, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Chilly-Sunny. Arose at 8:00. Made fire in stove. Dumped ashes. Mary made fire in furnace. Annah Lee and Baby Jane went to Sunday School. I went to office. Wrote letter and telegram. Took print to C.S. Churchill. Read most all afternoon. Phoned to Dr. Luck about letting Norman go out. I read after supper until 10 o'clock.

On Monday, November 21, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cool-Mild. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Left home at 7:55. Didn't work hard today. Bought card at noon and sent to Mrs. Spillan. Baby Jane and I went to Drug store at 8:00 p.m. and got Klondike cakes and olive oil. I sent Slogan on "wood" away. Warmer tonight. To bed 10:30. 

What in the world are Klondike cakes?  I will definitely need to look that one up and report back later. Tired. Good night.

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