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.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Skin called

On Friday, February 11, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Beautiful Weather. Got to work at 8:45 a.m. Indexed and filed correspondence. Skin phoned me at home at 2 p.m. Mary rolled Norman out. Carter Thompson talked to me in front office 5:30 p.m. I talked to Mrs. Thompson, Maude Bowdell & Mrs Meadows. Stayed home at night & shaved. Mrs. Raines came up after supper. Feeling Blahh tonight so just a few comments. First, on yesterday's post I had Granny's age wrong, she would have been one month old not 1 year and 1 month. Thus the gift of gold. Thanks to the Anonymous commenter! Second, was Bonnie at home at 2 p.m. to receive a call from Skin? Shaving is important and apparently takes a while. Read today in Exodus where the Israelites make a golden calf. We make idols too when we feel that God has abandoned us. How cool that Moses got to see God from the back and that God put his hand on Him. Beyond even the imagination. In Matthew Jesus continues to the Cross after Peter denies Him and He does so willingly. So, the picture is...we make idols, put other gods before the Almighty God, and deny that we know Him and then He willingly dies on the cross for our sins, so that we can have eternal life. What an inexpressible gift!

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