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, April 29, 2012

Bush-Flora Shoes

On Friday, April 23, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Raining. Talked to Bill Bedinger. Mr. Raitt went on No. 3 to Cincinnati. Went down to Mrs. Raines at night and stayed until 9 o'clock.

On Saturday, April 24, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty Day. Mr. Schick came in off the line. Rolled the baby up to Aunt Duck's Went to the "American" Theater tonight. Took bath and shaved. Weighed 124.5 lbs. Mary 125 lbs.

On Sunday, April 25, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot Day. Arose 9:30 a.m. Went to church. Came by the Hoffie Co. with Steffey. Met Nash Hundley. Appointment with Howard Fisher. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines'.

On Monday, April 26, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty Day. Ate dinner at Restaurant. Went to moving picture show "Bijou". Worked hard today - feeling depressed and tired. Mary Carwild and little Mary Carrell were up home tonight with Mrs. Raines. Shaved.

On Tuesday, April 27, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Pretty Day. Wrote Lena a letter. Got a letter from Skin. Went to see Cawley-Campbell Co. to have bill of furntiture checked up. Went to shoe store of Messrs. Bush-Flora for a pair of slippers.

On Wednesday, April 28, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Hot. Wrote to Skin. Sent him a box of stationary. Mr. Schick left. Went up street at night and met Steffey. Played "The Holy City".  Beautiful Monlight night.

On Thursday, April 29, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Hot. Sprinkiling rain. Shaved at noon. Indexed and filed. Went down to Mrs. Raines at night. Cool winds at night.

It was neat to read about the Bush-Flora shoe store.  That is/was a shoe store that had been around Roanoke for a very long time.  I remember it being around.  It may not still be open today but it was at least around since 1915 through the 80's or 90's. We have had a busy week and weekend.  We work Bingo tonight as fundraiser for Boys soccer at William Byrd.  It will be a long night.

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