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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

End of the year

On Saturday, December 31, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Light Rain-Windy, P.M.  Pay Day. Arose at 6:15. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Baby Jane got breakfast. I left home at 8:00 a.m.. Lot of office work. Got check cashed. Home 2:15. Cut wood. Baby Jane helped. We put ashes on garden walk. Mary is walking about upstairs. Dr. Luck called to see Norman. His eyes are still nearly swollen shut. Paid Musser $40.00 on grocery bill.

End of month note:  New Ford car put on exhibition and sale on 2nd. Everybody talking about it. Katherine Wentworth and Murray Foster were married on November 29th. Gene Austin, very popular singer reported as having cancer of the throat. "Lucky" Lindy flew the "Spirit of St. Louis" to Mexico City, on Dec. 13th. Big Reception.

And so that ends, 1927 with the Elmores.  Roger was born and Mary is up and about but unfortunately since I don't have the 1928 diary we will not get to follow the rest of these story lines like Norman's poison oak.  Next year, starting tomorrow, for this blog we will be going even further back in time to 1915.  This is the year of Norman's birth and I acquired his copy of Bonnie's diary from Norman's wife Lucille.  Thanks to Lucille and to Uncle Roger for letting me use these diaries.  I expect in 1915, if it is anything like 1916, that we will see Bonnie going to the movies more and out with the fellas.  We will see you then!

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