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, January 27, 2012

Collars Cleaned

On Sunday, January 24, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Went up home in p.m. Sleeting. Ate supper at Mamma's. Stayed until 8:40 p.m. Came by Mrs. Raines for Mary.

On Monday, January 25, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Heavy sleet, very slippery. Washed my hair. Shaved. Didin't go to Lodge; feeling tired.

On Tuesday, January 26, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: drizzling rain; Mr. Raitt absent. Tracy came in the office. Sent groceries up home. Mr. Geo. Merrell, Asst. to Gen'l. Mgr., N. & W. Ry. Co. died this night. Mary phoned to Hester. Started correcting errors in Index book at office.

On Wednesday, January 27, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rained. Shaved. Put collars in Laundry. Talked to Emmitt St. Clair.

Bonnie didn't have a lot to say but the weather seemed to be wet either rain or sleet.  Here in 2012, I am off today.  I ran some errands, visited with Mom, made a hospital visit and bought some cowboy boots!  The family is all headed to a country music concert tonight in Charlottesville as part of my birthday present.  Then on Saturday headed to Fredericksburg to visit University of Mary Washington for Rachel.

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