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, November 6, 2011

Linoleum Drugger

On Monday, November 7, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Made fire in furnace. Got to office at 8:00. Walked downtown at noon. Mary got her haircut this afternoon. Baby Jane and Annah Lee went to Mrs. Akers to try on clothes. I read some after supper. We got to bed about 9:45.

On Tuesday, November 8, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Cold. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire in stove and furnace. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Had big batch of mail to write. Didn't leave the office at noon. I attended board meeting at 7:30 p.m. The children and Linwood Doss went to the "Roanoke". I met them at 9:30 and we all came home together. Mary was alone. She made gowns for the baby.

On Wednesday, November 9, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy-Warmer. Arose at 6:50. Made fire in stove and furnace. Left home 7:55. Got to work at 8:15. Busy all day. Frank took some my mail. Walked at noon. Came home on car at 6:30 p.m. Read until 10:00 p.m. Got to bed about 10:30. Mary cleaned house. 

On Thursday, November 10, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Cloudy. Arose at 6:20. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:45. Quite busy all day. Talked to Mr. Equi at noon about paint for Linoleum drugger. Home on car at 5:45 p.m. Mrs. Burnette came over after supper. Norman went to Mr. Hillsman's to drill with Scouts for parade tomorrow. We went to bed about 10:00.

I am going to be out of town this coming week at the Baptist General Association of Virginia meeting in Richmond, so I am working ahead.  The big thing I note from these entries is that Bonnie finally mentions something about the coming baby.  I don't recall him having mentioned this before. Sorry Uncle Roger!  I am guessing the parade was a Veteran's day parade and does anybody know what a Linoleum drugger is?

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