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, February 13, 2012

Uncle Norman Born!

On Sunday, February 7, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunshine. Shaved. Went up home. Loam and Lena were at home. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines'. Mary feeling badly called her mother, Mrs. Muire and Dr. Huff.

On Monday February 8, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold and Pretty. Mary sick. Stayed at home. Phoned Mr. Schick. Dr. Huff called and examined Mary at 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Raines stayed all night. Mr. Schick left.

On Tuesday, February 9, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty weather. Returned to work. Mrs. Magann and Doug called by phone. Mrs. Muire came in a.m. Mary sick at 4:00 p.m. Baby born at 7:30 p.m. Called Mrs. Long. Shaved.

On Wednesday, February 10, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold and Clear.Arose at 6:00 a.m. Made fires and went to store. Went to work. Mrs. Raines and Harry came up to see the baby. Wrote up estimates and Force Acct. Bills of J.J. Boxley and Co. on Jacobs Fork and Cucumber Branches.

On Thursday, February 11, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Sunshine but chilly. Met Howard on street. Steffey was in the office. Saw and talked to Uncle Bill Jennings. Went up home and ate supper. Indexed mail. Came home on car. Loam and Lena were down.

On Friday, February 12, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cold-Clear. Mr. Raitt and Mr. Schick came in. Mrs. Poff came over to see the baby. Mrs. Muire went out for awhile. Harry and his mother came up. Shaved. Fred. E. Foster died.

On Saturday, February 13, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Beautiful Warm Day. Feeling badly. Brought some candy home for Mary. Bought breast pump. Talked to Mrs. Magann on way to work this morning. Baby 4 days old today. Went up town and Met Howard. Mr. and Mrs. Raines came up.

Sorry it has been awhile since a post.  I had a busy week and then I was worn out yesterday.  The Big event is that Bonnie and Mary's first born child, Norman was born February 9.  Bonnie wrote about it in his usually understated sort of way.  One thing to note is that Bonnie does start to take more of the form that we are used to in his diary entries on February 10 when he tells about the time he arose and making fires.  I have to get to work this morning, so maybe I will write more about these posts later!

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