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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Skin needs a job

On Wednesday, January 26, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sultry-Raining. Mr. Raitt late today. Capt. Rowan absent. Wrote agreement with Crozet C & C Co. Skin and I talked to Mr. Spangler at 5:30 in regard to employment. I shaved at night and took a bath. Very warm weather at night. Mrs. Raines came up home. I know where Crozet is. I used to live there. So, Skin is a friend of Bonnie's. Is he in the mafia? I didn't know the mob was in Roanoke in 1916. Apparently Bonnie is helping him find a job. Not a lot else to say about what Bonnie wrote. Read today the story of Moses and the burning bush. God reveals Himself to Moses, talks to him, tells him His name, all very personal stuff. It's all about a relationship. Today's New Testament reading was from Matthew 17:10-27 and it talks about faith, what even just a little bit of faith will do. Our generation is one I am afraid that is of little faith. Psalm 22 talked about hands and feet being pierced and casting lots for clothing. Is this a prophecy of Jesus?

1 comment:

  1. Hey Brian, Just learned of your blog and am so happy to see the photos and read your writings (and Granddaddy's too of course). Thanks for sharing! xo, Cousin Claire