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.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weed Fork

On Tuesday, April 25, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. Arose at 7:10 a.m. made a fire. Got to work at 8:40. Completed McCoy deed. Mr.Raitt away in afternoon. P.J. Millett came in for half an hour. Nettie and Edith Fisher took supper with us. I shaved. Annah Lee sick. Met Carrell (Edith's beau). They left our house at 9:30 p.m. Talked to Mrs. Raines about fork for pulling weeds. I know the weed pulling fork may sound a little weird, but I know exactly what Bonnie is talking about. We used to have one at home. It is a fork with just 2 tines in a V shape, that you use to get down under the weed and attempt to pry it up roots and all. I usually just was able to cut the top off the weed. At church today we talked about Faith vs. Instinct. About how sometimes the things God tells us to do seem really outlandish (think Gideon, or Noah, or Abraham and Isaac, or Joshua and Jericho) but we should trust God and follow him obediently. Small crowd today.

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