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, January 22, 2012

124 Pounds

On Wednesday, January 20, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Wrote up short story for "Photoplay". Shaved. Snow blizzard in afternoon.

On Thursday, January 21, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Finished up "Penslar"; Cold today. Wrote C.T. Jennings. Cut some wood at noon hour. Weighed 124 lbs. today. Changed from black pin-striped suit to blue-grey.

On Friday, January 22, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rec'd letter from Clay Burton Vance. Made up pay rolls and Ex. Bills and Expense accounts. Cold and blowing snow. Took Bath and shaved. Mrs. Raines was up home.

Some pretty short entries from Bonnie, but interesting all the same.  I like that Bonnie wrote things to be published in magazines and such.  I sure would like to have some of that snow around here. And, oh, what I would give to weigh 124 pounds!  He apparently finished his medicine called Penslar that we discussed in an earlier post. Here in 2012, good day at church today.  Lazy afternoon and then Caleb has a soccer game tonight.

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