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, February 18, 2012

Elmer Brown

On Sunday, February 14, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty Day. Arose at 8:30. Took bath. Went to office. Went up home. Loam was there. Nell (Sipes) Gibson was up to see the baby.  Came home at 9 o'clock. Shaved up home. Dr. Huff came in to see Mary. 

On Monday, February 15, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain-Gloomy.  Arose at 6:00 a.m. Went down to Mrs. Raines after eggs. Papa and Christine came down to see the baby. Received a letter from Aunt Emma Leslie.  Stayed at home.

On Tuesday, February 16, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cool & Cloudy. Baby one week old today. Ethel (Burnett) Wade came up to see Mary and baby. Mr. Schick went out on a tour of inspection. Mr. W.W. Vail came into the office. Ruth Edwards and Maude Bowdell were in to see Mary. I went down to talk to Mr. Raines.

On Wedneday, February 17, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty Weather. Arose at 6:00 a.m. Walked to work with Bernard Harrington.  Everrett St. Clair was in office. Howard came to the office. Indexed and filed. Shaved.

On Thursday, February 18, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty and Sunshine. Mrs. Harvey came up to see the baby. Mr. Childress in the office. Washed my hair. Addressed letter for Elmer Brown. Teeny phoned for me to come up home to see Lena before they left for the country. 

Been awhile since I posted.  Beth and I had a great Valentines Night Date at Blue 5 in Downtown Roanoke and while we were there we saw Robert Natt who would be Bonnie's Great Grandson.  Robert's wife is the General Manager at Blue 5.  It was great food and music.  Beth is away this weekend with a friend.  Caleb and I went to a movie last night and saw "Red Tails".  It was good.  Rachel was at a friend's house.  The kids and I are home now and waiting on a forecasted big snow for tomorrow.  It will be the first real snow of the winter. Do you reckon Bonnie and Mary have not yet named the baby yet? 

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