Saturday 20th May 1916

It was a fine day. I drove Jane & children home in the morning, had lunch there and returned home in the afternoon. I brought some sand from Bond’s beach.

The reason I have not been Keeping my Diary lately is that I have being busy making a new Catalogue of Books belonging to the Library.


Friday 19th May 1916

It was a fine day. I drove over the Claim in the afternoon to bring Jane & Jean over to Leigh to be present at a Social in the Hall in the evening to provide funds to send comforts to the Omaha boys who are fighting at the front. All of us went. There was a large gathering and it was very enjoyable. Mr Maunder brought his Gramophone and gave patriotic items and others between the dances. There were also songs, recitations & piano duets about £6 was taken.


Wednesday 10th May 1916

It came on to rain in the afternoon and blowing hard from the SE. Willie came home after the dinner hour on account of the weather. The Steamer did not come. I was laid up with a bad cold & sore throat so I did not get up until the afternoon.


Sunday 7th May 1916

It was a beautiful day. In the morning I started to walk to Mr Whitaker’s, but meeting Mr Sadler I learnt that the Whitakers were all out, so I returned to Jim’s.

In the afternoon all of us went to service in the Hall, Revd Boyle officiated, there was only a small congregation. It poured with rain in the evening.


Saturday 6th May 1916

It was a fine day. In the morning I was working in the garden, I planted a clump of Gladioli (Mrs Handby’s) took up and replanted a Canna (pink & yellow) also planted 12 young pansy plants.

In the afternoon Grace & I drove over to the Claim. I went to Jim’s place and staid the night. Grace returned home, called at Ti Point for Mrs Simpson, but she had returned to our place (walking) before Grace got to Harold’s.


Friday 5th May 1916

It was a fine day. May Dunning called here in the morning for Jane and they went out for the day calling on Mrs Glass & Mr A.L. Greenwood. June called here on her way to Mrs Dunnings where she & the children were going to stay the night. Mrs J.C. Wyatt was here in the pm & I gave her some small flower plants. I went down to the steamer & carried up some jam.


Thursday 4th May 1916

It was a fine day. Grace went to Ti Point in the morning returning in the afternoon.

In the morning I went down to the Library to catalogue and number the books that Mrs Handby presented. In the evening I went down for the mail & attended the Library.