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 4, 2012

Private Car #5

On Wednesday, February 3, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy a.m. Sunshine p.m.  Took subscription for floral design. Went to Fallon's and purchased a $14.00 wreath. Went out to Mr. Raitt's house with Claytor Noll and W.H. Burke. Mary and I went down to Mrs. Raines' stayed until 10 o'clock. Mrs. Raitt's body taken to Cin. O. on train #3. Private car #5.

On Thursday, February 4, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cloudy, dark. Ate dinner at Mrs. Raines. Indexed Miss. Bill book. Mrs. Steele, Blanche, and the baby were up to see us. Shaved.

On Friday, February 5, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain-dark. Staples was in the office. Jimmy Doughman returned from Cincinnati, from Mrs. Raitt's funeral. Contractors bills came in. Bought "Motion Picture Magazine".

I don't usually write ahead, but with tomorrow (in 2012) being Super Bowl Sunday, I figure I might not get to it, especially since the youth group from church is coming to our house.  Of course Bonnie would buy "Motion Picture Magazine"!  I think this was the wife of one of Bonnie's bosses who died.  The funeral was apparently in Cincinnati, Ohio. I worked all day today at "Tons of Fun" at Tanglewood Mall.  Throngs of people!  The kids helped me and we paid them.

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