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.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rib Roast

On Friday, January 15, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Beautiful weather. Mr. Schick came in. Shaved. Stayed at home this night and finished carrying wood into the cellar. Mr. Brown assisted me. Read until 10:30. Retired at 10:45.

On Saturday, January 16, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty Day. Pretty cold in a.m. Indexed and filed. Worked all day. Had Rib-roast for dinner. Went up home at night. Bought "Photoplay" magazine.

Very busy day yesterday here in 2012.  Lots of "special" things at church yesterday: deacon ordination, 50th wedding anniversary for Kuykendalls, etc.  Mom came home from The Glebe yesterday.  Caleb had a soccer game last night.  Today the kids are off from school and I am off for the first part of the day, but I have to go in and teach a class tonight.  Furnace guy here working on the furnace today.

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