Saturday 21st July 1917

It was a fine day. Willie & Dave were building their Kiln. In the morning I was pulling up tea tree the other site of the hill & brought a load of firewood home.

In the afternoon I got another load of firewood and took some flowers down to the Church.

 

Thursday 19th July 1917

It was fine in the morning. Willie and Dave were building their Kiln. I was pulling up ti tree the other side of the hill and carried a load of firewood home.

It came on to rain in the afternoon & Willie had to Knock off & it was too wet for me to go down for the mail in the evening.

 

Wednesday 18th July 1917

In rained first thing in the morning but cleared up after. In the morning Willie and Dave went fishing to goat island beach.

I received a wire from Jack that he had been drawn in the ballot and that he and Lily were coming home and that he would advise me later. I went down to the steamer in the pm.

 

Monday 16th July 1917

It was a fine day. Willie and Dave were hauling out wood and building another Kiln.

In the morning I went down to the village to take the Key out of the church door that Grace had left in on Saturday. In the afternoon I went over the hill for a load of firewood and was mending clothes.

 

 

Saturday 14th July 1917

The wind has changed round to the NE and a sea is getting up. In the morning I packed cuttings of 20 varieties of roses and posted them to Mrs Halliwell of Te Araroa, also wrote her a letter and posted it at the same time. Grace went down to sweep & dust the church and arrange flowers on the altar. I carried two loads of wood from over the hill. Willie and Dave were cutting wood for another Kiln.

 

Friday 13th July 1917

It was a fine day.

Willie went fishing with Dave down at Goat Island beach, grace went down to Mrs Glass in the afternoon & she & Willie came home late in the evening with some fish. I was cutting firewood in the morning and in the afternoon I was getting rose cuttings to send to Mrs Halliwell.

 

Thursday 12th July 1917

It was a fine day.

Willie was getting stone out of the hill. I was cutting firewood the other side of the hill. In the evening I went down for the mail & changed my library books.