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 17, 2010

Out Late

On Saturday, June 17, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Fair-cool. Arose 7 a.m. Pretty good day in the office. Strung pictures, and carried bucket of cherries to Momma. Ate supper over home. Met Howard Fisher at N&W fountain at 10 o'clock p.m. and he walked to the railroad xng. with me. Also met and talked to Capt. Rowan at Methodist Church. I am not sure what stringing pictures means, but we still have cherries. Seems like Bonnie was out late and not sure why they went to the railroad exchange so late at night. Read today from 1 Kings 18 about Elijah's showdown with the prophets of Baal. What a neat and powerful story. Again rather counter-intuitive as Elijah poured water over the altar 3 times. Also from Acts 11 neat to see how Christianity spread among the Gentiles.

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