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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birthdays and Spilled Milk

On Sunday, January 17, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Arose at 11:30 a.m. Took a bath; Mary and I went down to Mrs. Raines. Mrs. Magann's baby was born. Rained p.m.

On Monday, January 18, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Bought books for Christine. "Skin" took them home. Ethel spilled milk on me. Wrote up some "D.A.R." stuff for Mrs. Schick. Shaved. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines.

Both of these entries are rather short, but I still find some interesting things in both of them.  January 17 (1970) is my birthday and so it was neat to read that Mrs. Magann also had a baby on my birthday.  Also, pretty amazing to me to think that I am here in 2012 writing from my Great-grandfather's diary from 1915, when my parents were not born and not even my grandmother was born yet!  I also find it humorous that Bonnie made a point of writing down that someone spilled milk on him.  Lastly, I have an interest in the Revolutionary War because I have discovered that descendants from the Clingenpeel and Meyerhoeffer lines in my family were both "Hessian" soldiers during the American Revolution.  And now, here is Bonnie (from the Elmore side) writing up stuff for the DAR, which stands for Daughters of the American Revolution.  I shaved today too.  Cut my lip.  Ouch!

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