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, December 11, 2011

Ivory Enamel

On Saturday, December 10, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Chilly-Cloudy. Arose at 6:30. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Left home 7:55. Not so busy. Got haircut at 1:30. Deposited $10.00 Christmas Check. Cut wood from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Put second coat Ivory enamel on crib. Baby Jane and Annah Lee helped. Took a bath at 10:30 and went to bed 11:30.

On Sunday, December 11, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Fair. Arose at 10:00. Went to church at 11:30. Mary got up at 7:30 and made fire. The children attended Sunday School. I read in afternoon. Talked to Harry over phone. Baby Jane went to church with Mrs. Drewry at night.  Cook boy backed into Jim Drewry's car about 5:30 p.m. We got to bed by 10:30.

Here in 2011: Good day at church today as children did their program and there was a big crowd.  After church, while the choir is practicing, Caleb is kicking a soccer ball, and steps in a hole.  He comes in the church and motions for us.  We go look at it and decide he needs to go to ER.  They think he might have broken his ankle though it is hard to tell.  We go to see an orthopedic doctor this week.

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