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.

Friday, January 22, 2010

On Saturday, January 22, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very warm-rain. Payrolls etc. came in the office. Went to St. Charles Hospital to take specimen of urine. Came back by Fishers at 4:30 stayed there until 6:30. Came home and shaved and took a bath. Stayed in and retired at 11:30 p.m. OK, for the life of me I can't figure out the St. Charles hospital thing. This is at least the third time it is mentioned and I have looked on the Internet and I am just not aware of a St. Charles Hospital in Roanoke. I don't know. And the rest of Bonnie's day is pretty unremarkable. Still reading about Joseph in Genesis. Spiritual hind sight is always so amazing. God is amazing. Joseph tells his brothers that what they meant as evil, God had used it for good and to keep the family alive in that drought. Joseph didn't know that's what was going on the whole time he was a slave and in prison. For all he knew, he could have been in prison the rest of his life. But he didn't lose heart and he didn't give up his faith. He still trusted God and God was in control. God worked together all things for good. So, when we think God has forgotten us, He hasn't and He still has a plan for your life.

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