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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Theatres Return

On Friday, January 8, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Dined with Mary, Harry, Mrs. Raines and Mrs. Austin at Mrs. Raines' at dinner time. Wrote a revised description of R/W from Poca Coal and Coke Co. Tracy called by long distance from Bluefield regarding wire to Holt Duncan and Holt. Huntington, W.Va. deposition in case of Parlee Riddle vs. Williamson and Pond Creek R.R. Co.

On Saturday, January 9, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: First Saturday we worked all day. Wrote up estimates and extra bills. TN & KY RR and Alma Branch.  Went to "American" and "Bijou" Theatres. Mr. Schick and Raitt absent from the office. Talked to Skin and Bill Fisher in front of American at 6:00 p.m. Mr. S.H. Staples came to the office.

On Sunday, January 10, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Slept until 11:30 a.m. Went up home 3:30. Went down to Mary's home after supper. Stayed until 10:10 p.m. Shaved. Got books from Hester; Talked to Mr. and Mrs. Long. Jess was down home.

Wow, so glad to see that Bonnie went to some movies.  It was a favorite activity in 1916 and I figured it would be in 1915 as well, and apparently it was.  He even went to 2 theatres in the same night.  However, it doesn't say he saw any movies, he may have just talked to friends outside the theatres. Busy day here in 2012.  I had 2 smoke alarm installs and one was on Bent Mountain.  I assisted with one inspection and met with reps. from an insurance company and worked out. We went to see Mom tonight at The Glebe and she should get to come home on Sunday.  I will be glad that she is home and I know she will be too.

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