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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mexican trouble

On Thursday, June 22, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Warm-Sunny. Arose at 7:30. Got to work 8:30. Got plug tobacco at Joe Milan's. Indexed and filed correspondence. Mary & Aunt Annah went to Mrs. Raines at 11 a.m. We all ate lunch and supper there. Very hot today. Roanoke militia getting ready to entrain for Richmond, Va. I sat up at home and read until 11 o'clock. Retired at 11:15 p.m. On Friday, June 23, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cool & Sunny. Arose at 7:30. Talked to Thomas Poindexter and got to office at 8:45. Mary rolled Norman to Mrs. R's at 5 p.m. I came by there and shaved. Talked to Paris Leslie. Took hoe home & dug up grass from around edge of brick walk. Everybody excited over Mexican trouble. I saw skin and gave him 10 cents worth of 1 cent stamps. Retired at 11 p.m. On Saturday, June 24, 1916 Bonnie wrote: Warm-sultry. Arose at 7:30. Got to work at 8:40. Mr. Crawford came in to have me help Mr. Wiltsee out. Heavy electrical storm in afternoon. I cut weeds off walks. Mr. Raines came down and brought eggs, rolls, etc. I went to creamery at 8 p.m., and took bath at Mrs. Raines' and shaved. Mrs. Raines came down from 8 to 10. I read paper until 11 o'clock. It's been rally hot here in 2010 too. Mid 90's. We are heading to beach on Saturday. Oil continues to flow in the gulf. Obama accepts resignation of US army General McChrystal who was commander in Afghanistan. Replaces him with Gen. Petraeus. USA soccer team won game in World Cup tournament in exciting fashion to advance to the next round. Right now, everybody in the country seems to be soccer fans. That is pretty cool, but probably won't last long after the tournament is over. I have been reading in 2 Kings recently. I read the other day about Naaman who was cured by Elisha from leprosy, but he seemed a little upset that Elisha did not meet him face to face and did not tell him to do more than just wash in the Jordan river. Which, he did and he was healed. Sometimes we do that too. We think if God is going to act on our behalf then it should be something big and spectacular instead of just a simple act of obedience on our part. Simply obey.

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