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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Revival in town?

On Thursday, October 5, 1916 Bonni Elmore wrote: Warmer-Cloudy. Arose at 7 a.m. Made a fire. Got to work at 8:40. Mr. Raitt has lame back and was late coming. Wrote specifications for Wiltsee entirely all day. Mary and Mother went to morning services at Auditorium. Cloudy like rain. Aunt Annah went to Auditorium. Blaine came in from Selma, Va. I shaved after supper. Ok, so there must be a revival in town at the auditorium? Morning services? Wow. It is fire prevention week here in 2010 and seeing all these notes about Grand-daddy starting a fire just makes me want to remind everyone to check their smoke alarms. Test them once a month and please make sure you have a family fire escape plan.

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