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, May 20, 2012

Othine and Mellius Food

On Friday, May 14, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Beautiful Day. Phoned to Loam. Jess came down, ate supper and after attending the show, spent the night with me. Mary stayed at her mother's until we came back from show.  Met Mr. Raitt in "American" Theater and enjoyed the show.

On Saturday, May 15, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty Day. Mr. Schick came in from the road. Jess walked to office with me. Also Bill Bedinger. Talked to Jimmy Eades. Jess and I walked to Steffey's and to the Crystal Springs.  Took bath. Went to the "Bijou" theater at night and walked to Park street with Jess.

On Sunday, May 16, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty Day. Arose 9 o'clock. Went to Mrs. Raines' for eggs.  Ethel Wade was up to see us before breakfast. Shaved. Ate supper with her and Mrs. Raines. Walked up to office and Elwood Park. Saw Gladys and Vivian Foster in Auto.

On Monday, May 17, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Windy and clear. Finished Indexing and filing. H.M. Waugh came in office.  Also Rob. Boxley. Caught ball with Elmer Brown. Talked to Mrs. Cook.  Edith and Nettie Fisher came down to see the baby and took one of his pictures.

On Tuesday, May 18, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Pretty Day.  Made request for Sou. Ry. Pass from Lynchburg, Va. to Washington, D.C. to be used on vacation in  June. Mary bought a straw hat at Rosenbaum's.  I met J.C. Miller in office. I made up agreements for Leckie Spur. Shaved.

On Wednesday, May 19, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain. Got a letter from Mamma and Skin. Mary and I went to show. Very bad headache.

On Thursday, May 20, 1915 Bonnie Elmore wrote:  Rain. Bought "Othine" and Mellius food. Cloudy. Wrote letter to Mamma and Aunt Osie. Ladies Home Journal came. Talked to Mr. Privitt.

I really have no idea what "Othine and Mellius" food is.  Is that a plant food?  Here in 2012: Rachel went to her junior prom last night with a group of girls from school.  They had a good time.  Caleb is on a hike with the church youth group this afternoon.  Missing a lot of folks from church today but still attendance was not too bad. Caleb and I watched the Champs League final soccer game yesterday but the team we were pulling for, Bayern-Munich, lost.  Oh well.


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