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.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Grocery Day

On Monday, February 14, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Extremely Cold. Go to Lodge. Loam phoned me regarding home folks. Introduced to Mr. Thomas Moher. Mary took groceries up home on car and came home at 1:20 p.m. Mr. Schick left on #3 for West. I took eggs out to Mrs. Schick. Wrote recommendation for W.H. Burke. Walked home with Mr. Steffey. Weather was very cold during day. Uncle Roger's info is paying off today, as Loam and Steffey are mentioned in today's entry. Thanks again Roger. It was nice of Bonnie to look out after Mrs. Schick while her husband was out of town. I just love grocery day myself...I am just saying...it's good to have food in the house in the winter. Not good for getting into shape, unless that shape is round, but I still like it. By the way I have some work to do at the gym! I did attempt to look up some things about "The Great Jewel" and "The Fall of a Nation". I was not able to find anything about the Jewel movie, and as far as the book titled "The Fall of a Nation" did not find anything, but it was a movie in 1916. The plot sounded familiar, a war movie, either Bonnie already had seen the movie an decided to read the book, or wants to read the book before seeing the movie. The weather is still cold in 2010 too. In fact more snow is forecast for tomorrow and next weekend. We finally got to have church today and it felt really good to be back in God's house again. Today of course is Valentine's Day and we celebrated Lord's Supper at church, which I thought was appropriate, as it took some extreme love for Jesus to willingly die on the cross for our sins and we do need to be reminded of that every now and then. Sermon today was from Exodus 5:1-15 and was about Pharaoh, Man in Rebellion. He rebelled against the plan of God, the person of God, and the people of God. Today's Bible reading included Matthew 28 and The Great Commission. The last words of Jesus before ascending back into heaven. For Christians, this is The Big Idea. The thing that draws us together and gives us purpose, the thing we are supposed to be doing.

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