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.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snow and a Roman Earthquake

On Monday, January 11, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Bought Red Tie. Mr. Wm. Leckie Pres't. Leckie Collieries Co., Welch, W.Va. was in the office. Mr. J. Schnurmann phoned Retail Merchants Association regarding me. Snow and sleet fell. I went to Lodge. Came home at 10:10 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 12, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Brought "Dimp" Salmon home to dinner. Finished estimates and extra bills. Mr. Schick went to Welch, W.Va. High wind blew this night. Shaved. Wrote to Jake.

On Wednesday, January 13, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Mrs. Hayden was down at the home of Mrs. Raines. At night we went down again and Mrs. Dakin came in. Wrote a letter to Carter Thompson. Earthquake in Rome, Italy. 

On Thursday, January 14, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Good weather. Rose at 7:30. Hair-cut. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines. Went to Presbyterian church. Hence to "Bijou Theatre" witnessed play entitled "She was his Mother".

I sure wish we had some snow and sleet around here in 2012. I wonder of the call to the Retail Merchant's Association had anything to do with the piano business from the other day?  I have read in other entries where Bonnie went to the Lodge, I just don't know what kind of Lodge.  Bonnie went to the Bijou again but to see a play, not a movie.  We have worked hard today around the house cleaning our bathroom and taking down more Christmas decorations.  Also, went to Mom's house and did a few things.  She comes home from the Glebe tomorrow.

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