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 30, 2010

A Walk in the Park

On Sunday, January 30, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Clear. Read "English Literature". Carter Thompson and I walked to Crystal Spring and Mountain Park. Stopped at Steffey's. Bought Cigars and went to Elmwood Park. Carter Thompson and I together with Woolridge went out to Steffey's and stayed until 10:30 p.m. I retired at 11:30. Woolridge paid carfare. This particular Sunday sounds as though it was a "guy's day out", walking around town, smoking cigars in the park, and visiting friends. I know from some other posts that the Steffeys were family friends but I wonder if maybe they owned some kind of business as well? Is that where they bought the cigars? It certainly is not clear and warm here in 2010. Cold and snowy. about 8 inches now and still falling. Looks like no church tomorrow, but I have been called in to work again. This time to help dig out a fire scene from last night. Our office is short one fire marshal and I don't mind helping out. In fact, I will likely make some good over time. Read today from Exodus 10-12; Pharaoh is still hardening his heart and now wanting to compromise, bot Moses is not willing to negotiate. Jesus died to set us free, totally free, from sin and we should not negotiate or compromise with what can hold us in bondage either. Exodus 10:3 says that Pharaoh refused to humble himself and in Matthew 20:1-28 it talks about "the last will be first and the first will be last" and how if you want to be great, you must be a servant and a slave. Jesus set the example for us in this. Proverbs 6 also talked about being busy and not being lazy. I have that covered and God blesses that I believe. I can't really grumble too much about having to work tomorrow.

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