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 6, 2010

Stroll in the Park

On Sunday February 6, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Mild-Sunny. Arose at 7:45. Rolled Norman up town and all over Elmwood park from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Mary and I went to First Christian Church to hear Dr. McQuaig. Ate lunch at Mrs. Raines. Carter Thompson and I walked to Mt. Park. Stopped at Steffey's and ate chocolate cake. Mary and I went to look at cottage on Jamison Ave. Sounds like a great winter Sunday afternoon for the Elmores. Bonnie and Norman got to spend some quality time together. Bonnie and Mary went to church, ate lunch with her family and looked at another house. And, Bonnie also got to spend some time with his good friend Carter where they went back to Steffey's and ate chocolate cake. Ok, maybe Steffey's is a diner? Still snowing here this morning. There is some house cleaning going on, a decision on church will need to be made and with this much snow I am sure we will not be having church. The driveway will need to be shoveled. The kids spent the night at Grandma's last night. I actually might be preaching tomorrow at Mom's neighborhood. I can walk there and none of their churches will be meeting tomorrow either, so they may have a neighborhood service. That should be neat. Read today about Moses meeting with God and what that was like. How awesome to meet with God in person. Then God gives Moses lots of specifics about worship implements, which tells me that God cares greatly about our worship and that God cares about the specifics of our lives. In Matthew 24 it says that earth and sky will wear out but His words never will. That's interesting with all of the environmental talk that goes on. Back to Exodus, it is interesting that God works little by little instead of just giving us things with a snap. That's exactly what he did with the Israelites. But we want thing right now. Instead, life is more of a process of growth and spiritual maturity that requires faith, trust, and patience. We should rest in God and his Divine order and that takes discipline. Do well in the assignment He has given you currently!

1 comment:

  1. The last house they lived in before going to nursing home was on 8th Street in SE and it seems I remember Annah Lee talking about living somewhere else before that. Just can't remember where it was. Mom