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, January 9, 2010

2 eggs and a baby

On Sunday, January 9, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Clear. Arose at 9 o'clock, took a hot bath. Read Ladies Home Journal. Went up home in afternoon. Howard Fisher was there. We walked down street together. After supper, Mrs. Raines came up home. I went home with her for 2 eggs. Mary feeling ill. I didn't make any commentary yesterday as I just didn't see a whole lot to comment about and I was tired and not feeling well. Feeling better today. Yesterday, Bonnie mentioned the Bijou theater which is new to me. Today, Bonnie is still reading Ladies Home Journal. I know why Mary is feeling ill. She will give birth to my grandmother Annah Lee tomorrow, so that will be fun to read about and I am sure I will have some things to say about that. I have been meaning to write more about faith matters. I have started the new year listening to a new podcast, with my new ipod. The podcast is called Daily Audio Bible. When you listen every day for a year, you will have been through the whole Bible. I have done this by way of reading before, but listening to it read is pretty neat. It has prompted many thoughts that should probably be recorded. The problem is, I am listening to DAB in the morning and posting on the blog in the evening and a lot of other stuff goes on in between. I need to come up with a system to record some thoughts in note form or something, a spiritual journal would be even better and then post here to the blog. I know that one of the things that has struck me is the amazing obedience of the people in Genesis and well, the people in Matthew too. Who just get up and go where God tells them and leave other things behind. A lesson for us in 2010. Caleb's basketball team won a great game today and he scored! Mom bought a new Toyota van. Church tomorrow, the sermon: The Mission from Luke 10:1-24. More tomorrow.

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