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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

All Wet

On Thursday, March 16, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Cold-Windy. Arose at 7 a.m. Thawed out water pipe in cellar. Got in coal. Got to work at 8:40. Filed. S. H. Staples in office. Talked to Howard Fisher, Clarence Wade, & Geo. Walters. Unscrewed nut on water pipe and flooded cellar. Very wet. Changed clothing and shoes. Shaved and read. Capt. Rowan pretty "tipsy". Well, what a gem today! I laughed. I am sure it was not funny when it happened, but almost a hundred years later, it is really funny and only because I have done similar things before and so I can totally relate as I am sure we all can. And then, there is the last line comment about Capt. Rowan who is one of Bonnie's bosses. Was he drunk at work? Or did Bonnie see him somewhere else? It must have been really cold for pipes to freeze in the middle of March. Personally, here in 2010, I am ready for Spring, and after today's episode I am guessing Bonnie was ready for spring too. More about Balaam today in Numbers that was again good. He stood his ground and only said what God told him to say. He blessed the Israelites which really made the Moabite king mad. And then from Luke 2, the Christmas story, which is a little odd this close to Easter and yet kind of cool at the same time.

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