Thursday 9th September 1915

It was a fine day. Jack & Mr Woods left by the steamer Kawau leaving here at 9am, we all went down to see them off.

We were very sorry that Jack could only pay such a short visit, but he and Henry are busy with lambing and docking. It is 5 years since he was up before.

In the afternoon Willie and Grace got the heifers out of N. Mathesons paddock, fixed up the fence and cut tea tree. I was digging in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 8th September 1915

It was a fine day. Willie was helping Mr Woods fix the stained window in the church, they finished by dinner time, and Mr Woods went fishing with Mr Glass at Goat Island. We were all down at the Steamer in the afternoon, she came in very late and did not land any cargo as she wanted to get into Big Omaha before dark. Jack & I went up to J.C. Wyatts for tea.

 

Tuesday 7th September 1915

It was a fine day. In the morning I went to Mr Glass to ask them to spend the evening with us. Willie was helping Mr Woods fix the stained window in the church.

I was painting the gate posts at the Church. Jack returned from Janes at dinner time. Mr & Mrs Glass came in the evening and staid the night, we had a musical treat.

 

Sunday 5th September 1915

It was a fine day. Willie walked over to Ti Point and he and Grace then went to spend the day with Jim & Jane. I walked to Joe’s where Jack was staying and had dinner there. In the afternoon we all went over in the boat to Jim’s place. Jack staid there but Willie, Grace & I went back in the boat to Ti Point and there walked home arriving just before dark having spent a very pleasant day.

 

Friday 3rd September 1915

It was a fine day. Willie took Jack round the farm in the morning. In the afternoon Grace & Jack went up to Neely’s place on the hill to call. Revd Southern (Methodist) called here in the afternoon. Willie was pruning trees. In the evening we all went down to the Church to choir practice, Jack went home with Minnie to Ti Point to stay.

 

Thursday 2nd September 1915

It was a fine day. Willie was pruning below the house. In the afternoon Jack & I took a walk over to Willie Dunnings to show Jack his grass. Called also at Jas Greenwoods when we got home we found Jane & hector there, they staid for tea & then Jane walked home. In the evening I went down for the mail & attended the Library, after that Jack & I went to Archie Dunning’s and spent a very pleasant evening.

 

Wednesday 1st September 1915

It was a fine day.

Jack came up by the Kawau this afternoon, we all went down to meet him including Minnie and Jim. Willie took the Sulky down to the wharf and drove him up. We were all pleased to see him again as it was just on 5 years since he was home.