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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gold gift

On Thursday, February 10, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Damp-cool. Mr. Schick left on #1 this a.m. Beautiful afternoon. Harry Raines gave Annah Lee $2.50 in gold as birthday present. I made deposit of it in bank. Sec'y and Asst. Sec'y of War Harrison and Breckenridge respectively resigned from cabinet because of disagreement over Continental Army Plan. Maj. Gen. Hugh Scott acting Sec'y. This may be rather short, even though I have noticed that when I say that I tend to maybe be longer than normal, oh well. The boss is away and Granny (Annah Lee) got a 1 year and 1 month birthday present of gold. That's pretty cool. Then Bonnie writes more about World War I. Very Windy and Cold here in 2010. Blowing snow, icy roads and fires. Those things don't mix for firefighters, but they seem to go together for lots of other people, unfortunately. Some friendly fire safety reminders: Please be very careful with heat sources like space heaters, wood stoves, and even radiator type heaters. Anything that can burn should be kept 3 feet away from those things! Also, not only is smoking bad for your health, it is very dangerous! Never smoke in bed. And finally, if you have something on the stove please stay with it. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of house fires. Today from Exodus 30 and 31 more about the specifics of the tabernacle and the utensils. I read an interesting note in my Soul Care Bible about the altar of incense. It represented the prayers of the people of Israel and served as a reminder to pray daily. What serves as your reminder to pray and worship daily? The smoke rising up and the pleasing fragrance lifting towards heaven represented the prayers. By the way, be careful with incense too, but still a neat representation. Also, neat that God had gifted the craftsmen who were to make all these things for the tabernacle. God still gives gifts to people to be used for His Kingdom. Whatever the task in the church, God has gifted someone for it. The question being are we using the gifts God has given us? Psalm 32 was really good about forgiveness.

1 comment:

  1. Granny was only a month old not 1 year and 1 mo.