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, February 20, 2010

Beautiful Sunday

On Sunday, February 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Beautiful Day. Arose 8 a.m. Harry Raines up. We rolled Norman to Virginian Sta. Howard Fisher and Carter Thompson called on phone. Howard went with me rolling Norman to new cottage. Met Bob Davis, Geo. Walters, & Albert Merchent. We went Wasena. Met Skin & Jake. Ate supper at Mrs. Raines and came home at 8:30 p.m. Aunt Annah-Mrs. Raines Belmont Church. I think today in 2010 is also going to be really pretty and it's about time after all the snow we have had. I also arose at 8 a.m. today. Looks like Bonnie had a day full of walking around town and visiting with friends and family. Bonnie does mention the new cottage but nothing more, like location, description etc. I am assuming that Wasena is Wasena park which is still around today. Bonnie also met up with his brothers Skin and Jake. The mention at the end about Aunt Annah, Mrs. Raines and Belmont Church interests me. I am supposing that those 2 ladies went to that church on that Sunday and that is what Bonnie is communicating here. There are several churches in the Belmont area of Roanoke. Of course, I am most familiar with Belmont Baptist. Bonnie has mentioned a Presbyterian church before, I am unsure if there is a Belmont Presbyterian. I do know that there is a Belmont Brethren church, I think and maybe a Belmont Christian Church and one of those, the Brethren church I am pretty sure, was associated with Nanny and Grandaddy. I am having trouble getting my Bible podcast to download today. I might actually have to read the Bible! Ha! I do read along with the podcast when I am at home, but I will miss Brian Hardin's devotional comments. Caleb and I are having a guys day while the girls go shopping. Most of the housework was done yesterday. We are headed to breakfast soon, some errands, maybe a couple of chores, Caleb has a basketball game and then the Nationwide race tonight!

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