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, January 25, 2010

Back to the Parlor

On Tuesday, January 25, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Damp-Cloudy. Mr. Moher came down for Progress Profile of Ptq. Belt Line. Capt. Rowan away. Norman's large photograph came today. Mr. Raines came up at night and played with Norman 7:30. I went back in the parlor to sleep. Dull day at the office. Very hot at night. Feeling tired and sleepy. Retired 10:00. I bet it was kind of cool to get that large photograph of Uncle Norman. I wonder if that is still around somewhere? So much for Bonnie sleeping in his own room, one night and then right back to the parlor. I think Annah Lee may still be making a lot of noise. Except for the mention of a visitor in the office today that is about it. Caleb has been sick here. As Bonnie would say he "vomited freely" the other night. He is still not feeling well. Busy day at the office for me. Lots of pub ed events coming up. Calling for snow again this weekend. Today I read from Matthew 16:13-17:9 and Wow! How quick Peter goes from "On this rock I will build my church" to "Get thee behind me Satan". I do that sometimes. I think I am really close to God and then mess up royally. I guess I am glad to know that Peter did that too. Especially glad for God's forgiveness. I think it goes to show that there is spiritual battle going on and just when we get close to God is when Satan most attacks us. Peter didn't get HOW Jesus was to be Messiah and I am sure that in our limited knowledge there are things that God is doing that we don't understand either. I am sure of it. We too set our minds on the things of man.

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