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.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Refuse wood

On Tuesday, February 8, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool-Pleasant. Got to work at 8:45 a.m. Mary came to office for me. We went up home on car. Everett was there. We ate there. We came home on car. Completed writing up G & T.R.R.R. Index cards. Got a letter from Papa. Everett gave Momma 2 cards for refuse wood. I am going to have to admit that I don't know much of what is going on here. It's cool that Mary came to the office and got Bonnie and then they went home and had lunch, but then they went home on car? I thought they were home. I'm confused. Maybe they went to Bonnie's parent's house and then went to their house. Bonnie got those index cards done. I really don't understand the 2 cards that Everett gave to Momma for refuse wood. What? I think Norman's birthday is tomorrow so maybe that entry will be a little more clear. In Matthew 25 and 26 Jesus talks about doing unto the least of these and when you do you have done for the Lord. This passage often seems to convict me. Should I being do more for the least of these? Then there is the juxtaposition of the woman with the expensive perfume who anoints Jesus and the disciples say "Hey, we could have used that money for the least of these" (Clingenpeel translation) and Jesus tells them to leave her alone because you will always have the poor with you. Seems to me that Jesus is telling us that He is to be the central part of our lives!

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