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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Books, Movies and War

Didn't get to post yesterday, so catching up a little today. On Thursday, January 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Fine weather. Am reading "The Traitor", 2nd time. Went to the Jefferson Theater at night to see "The Battle Cry of Peace". Beautiful moonlight night. Shaved before going to show. Retires at 12 a.m. Ladies Home Journal came in. On Friday, January 21, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm weather. Paper full of war news on "security" and "preparedness". Wrote up long statement for Mr. Raitt about GMRRP Surveys. Went down to Mrs. Raines at night to take milk to Norman. Read "Pictorial Review" and came home at 10 o'clock. Bonnie is still the avid reader and still reading Ladies Home Journal. I told you the other day, I wasn't sure if Bonnie had seen that movie that Howard Fisher had seen and I guess he hadn't but Howard apparently recommended it as Bonnie went to see the war flick for himself. We hear a lot about security and preparedness in our world today too because of the war on terrorism. Our news as been full of reports from the earthquake in Haiti, very devastating and of the election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts. Think the politicians will get the message? Read today more from Genesis about Joseph and his brothers and from Matthew the end of chapter 13 and the first part of chapter 14. Interesting that Jesus was rejected in his own hometown. He is always an example for us and even when we are rejected we should still spread the Good News. More wintry weather tonight with some possible ice.

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