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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Poison Oak Again

On Wednesday, December 28, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Warm-Pleasant. Arose at 6:15. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Annah Lee got breakfast. At noon, I went to Bank; also Bandy and St. Clair's office regarding sidewalk assessment. Got home at 6:00 p.m. Capt. Anderson called me on phone at 10 o'clock p.m. about Billy Millers funeral We got to bed about 12:00.

On Thursday, December 29, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain-Warm. "Billy" Millers funeral. Arose at 6:15, made a fire. Dumped ashes. Stoked furnace. Shaved. Left home 8:15. Arthur Stowe, Bill Sellew, Geo. Hughes and I went in E.A. White's car to Billy Millers home. We're flower bearers. Went to Nazareth Church (1st Time). Came back with C.S. Johnson. Got $75.00 on note from bank at noon. Home 6:00 p.m. Norman has bad case of poison oak.

On Friday, December 30, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Mild-Warmer. Arose at 6:15. Made a fire. Dumped ashes. Annah Lee prepared breakfast. Norman's face terribly swollen. Mrs. Burnett called Dr. Luck over phone at 8:00 p.m. He gave prescription. Baby Jane and I went to Blue Ridge Pharmacy and got medicine $1.30. Mary was up at 2 a.m. attending Norman.

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