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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crowley's Rolls

On Tuesday, December 6, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Fair-Mild.  Arose at 6:20.  Made a fire.  Dumped ashes. Awfully busy all day. Took a walk at noon.  Walked to Mrs. Crowley's and got rolls, 6:00. Called Bro. Scott at 6:30.  Walked to store with the children.  Caught 7:15 car; Went to Board meeting at 7:30. 12 present.  Bro. Scott and Bent brought me to Jefferson St. in car.

On Wednesday, December 7, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Mild-Sunny. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire and dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Awfully busy all day. Took a walk at 1:40 p.m. Left the office at 6 p.m. Wrote letter to Aunt Annah. Raining at night, high wind but reasonably warm. We went to bed about 10:30.

Caleb and I both stayed home sick today.  He is asleep now and I still feel rotten.  Mrs. Crowley must have decided to keep the Elmores in rolls until the baby comes.  I missed business meeting tonight at church, Bonnie went to his board meeting.  Lots of rain and high winds here in 2011 too, but not mild, turning sharply colder.

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