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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Pair of Bedroom Slippers

On Tuesday, December 20, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Back to work. Arose at 6:00. Made a fire in stove and furnace. The children got breakfast. Very cold. Baby Jane, Emily Alice and I went down on car, 8:15. Got Annah Lee and Baby Jane a pair of bedroom slippers. Harry came down at night. Fixed extension cord. Mary is resting well. I had to get up twice tonight.

Sounds as though in 1927 things were already somewhat getting back to normal.  Tonight in 2011 we went to a concert at Bonsack Baptist to hear the Annie Moses Band.  It was amazing.  Tomorrow a doctor's appointment for me and some tests for Mom. Back to 1927, Do you think Baby Jane and Annah Lee had to share a pair of bedroom slippers? 

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