Monday 10th May 1915

It rained nearly all day. I was not able to do anything out of doors. Willie got a lot of firewood. I went down to the village in the pm to get the mail, heard down there that the Cunard steamer Lusitania had been torpedoed by the Germans a few miles off the Irish coast on her voyage from New York to Liverpool. She sank in a few minutes and over 1000 persons were drowned.
I wrote a long letter to Jack.

Sunday 9th May 1915

It was a fine day, wind blowing strong from NE.
Mr Mogridge a Methodist student held services in the morning & evening for the Presbyterians, I attended both services. He is a very good preacher and I enjoyed the services very much. Mrs Handby & Mr Addison were here for lunch and the latter for Tea.

Saturday 8th May 1915

It was a fine day. Wind from the E. After breakfast Mr W and I went down to the village. Stanton had come from Matakana this morning so he and Mr W. went on with the Church. I got the mail and posted some letters. When I came home I started planting the Roses I received from Lippiatt, the positions are shown on the opposite page.

Friday 7th May 1915

It was raining when we got up and it rained nearly all day. It cleared up in the evening. Mr Woods remained with us and staid the night, we played 500. Miss C A. Matheson called in the afternoon for me to witness her signature.

Thursday 6th May 1915

It was a fine day. Mrs C. Wyatt came to see my garden, I gave her some young plants, she staid for lunch.
I took a parcel down to post for Grace. Called in at Mr Woods cottage and finished fixing up the chairs for the church. Was working in the flower garden, re-planted a Duronicum plant. Angus came over and staid the night, Mr Woods also came for tea and staid the night, we played Five Hundred.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.
The Roses I ordered from Lippiatt came by post this evening. Willie Dunning drove me up to our gate.

Wednesday 5th May 1915

It was a very fine day. I sowed oats in the piece of ground near the Lemon Trees and I pointed it in. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer. Carried up a bag of sand.

Tuesday 4th May 1915

It was a dull day. In the morning I went down to Mr Woods cottage to glue the chairs together. Found Mr Woods laid up with an attack of biliousness. Worked in the garden in the afternoon.

Monday 3rd May 1915

It was a very dull day. I was working in the flower garden weeding. In the afternoon I went down to Dunning beach to get some shell sand, came home by way of the village to get the mail. Mr Woods got the belfry top on and fixed the bell.

Sunday 2nd May 1915

It was a fine day. Mr & Mrs Glass came to spend the day. In the afternoon we had some good music. Mrs Glass played the harmonium, Mrs G the mandoline & Mr Woods the bassoon. He came in the afternoon but went home in the evening.