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, March 15, 2010

Skin got a job!

On Wednesday, March 15, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Rain-Cloudy. Arose at 7 a.m. Made fire. Saw Skin on Hurst's grocery truck. Got to work at 8:20. Phoned to Mary. Correspondence light. Met Papa. Paid A.P. &G. $2.00 for load. Ordered $2.00 worth more coal. Took Papa home with me. Aunt Annah spending the day with Mrs. Hughes. Indexed and filed. Gave Skin brown overcoat. Ok, not sure how long this will last this week, but on a little more of a routine schedule tonight. So, Skin, Bonnie's brother got a job at Hurst's grocery. Good for him. Apparently riding on that truck was cold and he needed an overcoat. I was impressed in some earlier posts that Bonnie paid some bills for some other people. Today's Bible reading was about Balaam from the book of Numbers. It's a neat story with a talking donkey, but I often have trouble getting the point. Brian Hardin though, from Daily Audio Bible did a really good job today of providing a devotional at the end of the reading that explained it better. Sometimes we get enticed by friends, co-workers,...the world, to go against what God is telling us and simply to avoid conflict or embarrassment we are tempted to go along with them. Even when we say "No" they may want us to look at it from a different angle. Or when we really want something that goes against God's word, we will try and rationalize from lots of different angles. We must stay true to what God tells us.

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