Wednesday 30th May 1917

Only a shower in the afternoon. In the morning I was getting wood the other side of the hill. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer. Willie took the sulky down and brought up some goods.

Dave came for dinner and staid the night.

 

Tuesday 29th May 1917

It was a very fine day. I was cutting tea tree & young pine trees on the road opposite Charlie Wyatts, I took Charlie the new Testament portion of the Bible Commentary and staid lunch. Grace went down fishing but she caught no fish.

 

Monday 28th May 1917

There was a heavy shower at mid day and also late in the afternoon, otherwise the weather was very fine. I was cutting tea tree at the crossroads both morning & afternoon.

 

Sunday 27th May 1917

There were several showers in the morning. I conducted service in the Church in the afternoon, 23 present. Collection 6/0. After Church I walked up with Willie Dunning and had tea there. Charlie Dunning who is off the “Kawau” on a holiday was also there. During the evening it poured with rain, after it was over I came home dry.

Willie, Grace & Ray went to Mrs Dunnings for tea and came home in that heavy rain.

 

Saturday 26th May 1917

There were several showers. In the morning I wrote a long letter to my son Henry, afterwards I took it down to post it and then went to Arch Dunnings where I had lunch, went down to the steamer which left here at 1pm, Roy Neeley went away by her. Afterward I called on Mr Gravatt and called in at the Church.

 

Friday 25th May 1917

It was fine in the morning. In the morning I was cutting tea tree, I went down to the P.O. to get the mail and I banked £15.10.0. There was a very heavy shower and thunderstorm in the afternoon. There was a dance in the evening as a send off for Private Roy Neeley who is home on his final leave, Willie & Grace went, I staid at home to look after Raymond.

 

Thursday 24th May 1917

It was a fine day. In the morning Willie took the sulky down to the wharf and carted up fowl feed. In the morning I cut tea tree outside the fence near the big bridge. In the afternoon I was weeding the garden.

In the evening Willie paid me the rent of the farm & interest up to the end of last year, namely £10.15.0.

 

Wednesday 23rd May 1917

It was fine in the morning but showers in the afternoon & evening. In the morning I was cutting tea tree on the road near the big bridge, and in the afternoon I was cutting weeds in the garden. Willie and Dave were carting their charcoal down to the wharf.

 

Tuesday 22nd May 1917

It was a very fine day. In the morning I was cutting tea tree on the road outside our fence near the big bridge. In the afternoon I was cutting firewood the other side of the hill. Grace went fishing down to the wharf. It was Raymond’s 2nd birthday, Dorothy & Edith Torkington & Eyleen Torkington came in the evening to bring him some birthday presents.