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.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

On Saturday, February 27, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Cold and Windy. Arose at 7:55 a.m. Didn't got to work in forenoon. Paid Mgr. checks. Mrs. Raines up. Paid the grocery bill. 

On Sunday, February 28, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty weather. Arose 9:30 a.m. Took bath. Shaved. Loam, Austin, Jess, Teeny, Papa, Clarence and Ethel Wade and Mrs. Young came up. 

End of month note February 1915:  Feeling very badly latter part of this month. Ruth Edwards finished staying with Mary. 

On Monday, March 1, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Bright Day. Mr. Schick went out on line. Paid up bills. Howard Fisher came to the office and down home at night. Mrs. Raines up. Talked to Everett on way home.  
On Tuesday, March 2, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty Day. Baby three weeks old today. Bought first item of groceries from the Thompson store. Ate dinner with Mamma. Talked to Lawrence Sullivan up home. He ate dinner with us. Shaved at 9:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 3, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Bright Sunshine. Mrs. Muire came over to examine Mary's breast. Went to drug store after bottle of Listerine. Walked home with "Jimmy" Eades. Met and talked to Emmett St. Clair. 

On Thursday, March 4, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Bright and Sunny. Today is our first Marriage Anniversary. Wrote up request for an authority for War Creek Spur. Mrs. Muire over. Brought Candy home. Mrs. Raines and Mrs. Harry up. Went to Dentists and "American" Theater with Elmer Brown. Home 9:30 p.m.

So, here recently in 20212 I am doing good it seems to write here on the blog about once a week.  I went to a doctor at UVA this past Thursday, March 1, 2012 and got some really good news about future heart surgery.  It appears I can put that off for awhile!  Happy Anniversary to Bonnie and Mary!  Bonnie did bring home candy but then went to the theater with another friend.  I still wonder if they have named the baby yet? Maybe they have but it is still easier to refer to him as "the baby".       

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