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, January 16, 2011

Beautiful Sermon!

On Sunday, January 16, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Cold. Arose at 6:30. Made fire in stove and furnace. Shaved. Took the children to Sunday School and stayed for church. Dr. Violette preached beautiful sermon. We came home on car at 5:00. Mary went to Mrs. Crowley's at 4 o'clock. Norman and I sat up and read until 10:30. Went to bed tired. Mary doesn't feel well. So, maybe Dr. Violette was not a guest preacher, or the regular guy is away for more than one week, either way Violette is getting better. He went from fine to beautiful in Bonnie's opinion. I had a guest preacher for me today, as I am in Maryland for a class. Jim White, editor of The Religious Herald, the Virginia Baptist newspaper, preached for me today. Did Bonnie and the kids really stay at church until 5:00? Hope Mary feels better, it is cold and flu season. First day of class was good. Not too much homework tonight. Watching NFL playoffs before going to dining hall.

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