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, June 7, 2010

Cuttin' Grass? Pack a bag.

On Wednesday, June 7, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Arose at 7:20 a.m. Went to Thornton's and Doris' for photos. Got to work 8:30. Copied deed on Lewis Creek branch and 2 descriptions! Carter Thompson came down awhile. Harry and Mr. Raines put up screen doors. I went down home at 7 p.m. and cut grass. Took suit case and clothes and camera. Cut grass until 9 o'clock. Odd day today in 2010. Schedule all thrown off because of a physical to be able to buy more life insurance. Rachel has a friend over to spend the night. Read from Acts 5 today. It has been interesting to read about the early church. I like that when the leaders were trying to decide what to do with Peter and the other apostles, a Pharisee named Gamaliel told them that if this was of human origin it would fail, but if it was from God they would not be able to fight against it. Wow. That is some wisdom right there. I have seen that played out in church life too. When in doubt about whether some thing is from God, maybe waiting it out and seeing how or if it persists would be wise. I also found it amazing that Peter and the others were GLAD that they had been found WORTHY to be persecuted for the sake of Christ. If only there were more Christians with that kind of commitment today. Me included.

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