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 2, 2011

Let's Eat Together

On Sunday, January 2, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Sunny-Cold. Arose at 7:00. Made fires. Dumped ashes. Took the children to Sunday School. I stayed for church. Mr. Day prayed. Dr. Violette is coming next Sunday. Jack & Maude Bowdel and children came to see us in p.m.. Mr. Rowland and Mr. Myers ate dinner with us. Norman went with Lewis Robinson to church 7:00 p.m. I read until 9:45. Ok, I am still the fire safety educator and I hope Bonnie waited until all those ashes were completely cooled before dumping them somewhere. It seems as though in the past 11 years and with more children that maybe the Elmores are a little more involved in church on a regular basis. I guess we will see that as we go along. One thing that has not changed is that people still come to eat dinner with the Elmores. They obviously have the gift of hospitality. In this age of blogging, social networks and TV and movies, what would happen if we actually got together more? What if we invited people over to share a meal more? Nothing fancy, no pretense, just come join us and let's enjoy each other's company...in person. One notable absence, at least after 2 days, is that I am not reading about Mrs. Raines or Aunt Annah. What has happened to them?

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