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, March 27, 2011

Slow Sunday

On Sunday, March 27, 1927 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Cold-Cloudy. Arose at 8:30. Mary got up at 7:00 and made fire in stove and furnace. I shaved and washed dishes. Mary and children went to Sunday School. I didn't go. Mary and the girls went to see Reva Wilson in afternoon. I drew one picture of my lesson No. 1. We got to bed at 11:00.

Sounds like it was kind of a slow relaxing Sunday for the Elmores in 1927. I can't say ours has been slow and relaxing, but it has been nice. There was some snow, sleet, etc early this morning that made a church decision kind of tricky, but we did have it. The attendance was down some, but not too bad. We had a really good Sunday School class just talking and encouraging one another. This afternoon has been Rachel's sweet 16 birthday party. 6 other teen girls here to spend the night. We had fun with them this afternoon doing a scavenger hunt, brownies for birthday cake.

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