Sunday 18th November 1917

It was a very fine day. Revd Boyle held his last service in the Hall in the morning, there was a large congregation, and 16 partook of the Sacrament of the Lord’s supper. Dave went to Archie Dunnings for dinner, I came home. Willie & Grace drove to Ti Point.

Saturday 17th November 1917

It was a very hot day. Willie and Dave were working at their Kiln. My back was very much better. I was working in the flower garden all day. I finished planting all the letter plants I got from Yates, viz 6 Penstemons, 5 Chrysanthemum (Tricolour). 3 Caliposis Grandiflora, 12 Pansces, and picked out in a shallow box, 6 Canterbury Bells.

 

Friday 16th November 1917

It was a very hot day. Willie and Dave were working at this Kiln. I was working in the flower garden. I planted the following plants.

3 Delphiniums. 6 Asters. 7 Verbenas. 6 Aquilequias. 8 Salpiglossis. 1 Chrysanthemum (Tricolour).

 

Thursday 15th November 1917

It was a very fine day. My back was still very bad and I was lying down most of the day. In the evening I went down for the mail, the small flower plants I ordered from Yates’ arrived. Heard the result of the election yesterday.

Matheson 57
Witten 62

Majority for Witten 5 votes.

There was a meeting of the mutual Improvement Society in the evening, Grace, Willie & Dave went. Revd Boyle gave a Lecture on the English Language. I was sorry I was unable to go.

 

Wednesday 14th November 1917

It was a very fine day. Willie and Dave were working at their Kiln. The election of a County Councillor for this Riding took place to day. The Candidates were Alex Matheson & Bertie Witten. I was Deputy Returning Officer for Leigh so I had to be at the Hall from 9am until 6pm. The Polling here was follows.

Matheson 39
Witten 11

 

Monday 12th November 1917

It was a fine day, the ground is getting very dry, and rain is much needed. Willie and Dave commenced building their charcoal Kiln at the Koeroa. I was working in the flower garden, I finished digging the round bed, before I had finished my back became bad. After breakfast I went down to the Post Office to make a declaration before Mrs Harper as D.R.O for County election.

 

Friday 9th November 1917

Henry’s 44th Birthday.

It was a very fine day. Dave went to his place and was working there all day. Willie and Grace drove down to Goat Island beach, called at Alex Mathesons.

I was working in the flower garden all day. I planted 3 Zinnias and commenced to dig the round bed.