There were a few slight showers, otherwise it was a fine day. The examination for the Sunday School Union was held in the Hall in the afternoon. Grace went down to superintend it.
I went down to the village in the afternoon. Joe brough Minnie & Ernest over to stay with me while Willie & Grace are in Auckland as they are going tomorrow morning.
Len Wyatt came in the evening to see if we could get a military funeral for Angus Matheson.
The wind has got round to the SW and there is an improvement in the weather, there were two showers in the morning, the remainder of the day was fine.
In the morning I was feeling better so I went down to the village to get the mail, and also to the flat to witness the signature of Peter Louis housekeeper.
I heard in the evening that Angus Matheson Alec Mathesons eldest son had died at 1pm to day in a Wellington Hospital, he was in training in Trentham Camp for the expeditionary force. Also that Jack Birdsall had died in Malta Hospital from wounds received in the Dardenells. I feel much sympathy with the parents of both these young.
The morning was very fine. Mrs Handby came for lunch. Arthur Torkington also came.
Flo’ came in the afternoon and staid the night.
The morning was fine but showery in the afternoon.
Mr Woods came to spend the day and he staid the night.
I was in bed with my back, getting up perhaps Fri a little while every evening. On Friday 25th Mrs Harper & John Wyatt came on business and Jane came to see how I was. On Saturday 26th Mr Gravatt and his girls called in the afternoon.
It was a showery day. After breakfast I went down to the village to see Mr Macdonald before he went away, had a look in at the church.
After I came home I went up on the hill to get some wood, when I was trying to get the sack of wood on my back I strained my back and had to come home and lie down.
It was bright in the morning but it clouded over and there were a few light showers. In the morning I went to enquire after Willie Dunning who I had heard had been laid up with pleurisy. I found him up but far from well, had dinner there and afterwards had a look around the orchard.
In the evening we all went down to the hall for evening service. Revd R. G. Macdonald officiated. Congregation 28. Collection 9/-
It was a showery day. In the morning I went down to the village to get the mail. There was a parcel of new books came by the Steamer last night for the Library, so I went down to the wharf & carried them up to the Library & catalogued them.
The above were all showery days. I was not able to do much out of doors except to get firewood. I went down to the village to get the mail. On Friday it was a very wet day but cleared up in the evening. In the evening there was a dance & rifle shooting in the Hall to augment the fund for the Hospital Ship, but none of us went.
It rained heavily last night, and was very showery to day. Mr D. Darroch came in the morning and staid for dinner.