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 2, 2010

Moving Day

On Thursday, March 2, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: "Moving Day" Arose at 7:00 a.m. Phoned Capt. Rowan wouldn't be in. Went to gas office. came to cottage at 9:30 to put piano in. RGL Co. man came to cottage to inspect meter connection. At 11:20 a.m. Gave Pitzer men 5 cents. Maj. Taliaferro died in New York. Talked to Mr. J. W. Waynick. Paid Pitzer $4.00 & ordered coal. Shaved in p.m. Talked to Maggie Smith. So, today was moving day for the Elmores and I bet they were exhausted. Check out the moving bill: $4.00!! Wow what a difference from today's cost. I looked up Maj. Taliaferro but didn't find much helpful. Busy evening coming up. I have to prepare for Wednesday night service at church, ferry kids to play practice and think about going out of town on Saturday. Today's New Testament portion of the Bible reading was from Mark 10:32-52 and talked more about being a servant. Also, the story of blind Bartimaeus. Lord, help us to see as well. Help us to see things from a Kingdom perspective which would makes us more of a servant. Jesus set the perfect example for us.

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