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, December 26, 2011


On Monday, December 26, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Holiday. Mr. Stevens last day. Arose at 8:00. Made fires. Dumped ashes. Shaved. Read papers. Loam and Austin came down at 1:30. Stayed for supper. Harry didn't show up. Mrs. Harmon and her daughter came to see the baby. Also Maude Hughes. Baby Jane, Annah Lee and I went to car with Loam 10:15.

Here in 2011, been in a nice day just staying around the house, reading, watching soccer and playing with gadgets.  Rachel has gone to work.  Actually going a little stir crazy right now.  Beth goes back to work tomorrow and I do too.  Also, Mom has knee replacement tomorrow, so tomorrow will be a busy day.

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