All posts by CS Clarke

Wednesday 13th January 1915

It was fine in the morning. Willie staid at home & he, George & I were picking fruit, we picked Burbanks, Jargonell Pears & Diamond plums.  In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer. Revd & Mrs Kimberley & four girls were on board bound for Ti Point to join the Scouts party there.

The weather looked very threatening & black and as I was coming home it started to rain and after I got home it poured and we caught a lot of water.

 

Tuesday 12th January 1915

There was a slight rain this morning but I did not catch much water. Willie hauled the fruit 31 cases of Burbanks down to the wharf before breakfast.

After breakfast I went down to the PO to get the mail. George Davey came in from Ti Point while we were at lunch. The remainder of the day I took it easy.

 

Monday 11th January 1915

It was a very hot day. In the morning Mrs Simpson & I picked Burbank Plums. In the afternoon I walked over to Ti Point to see the arrival of the Scout Boys, they came in the “Weka”. There were 60 boys, Mr Rollinson, Mr Birss , Captain Rust (scoutmaster) & another man. They are camping on Ti Point.

Jane & Jim were picnicking on Lloyd’s point with some other people & I had tea with them. Walked home after tea and was in time to mark the fruit cases for Willie.

 

Sunday 10th January 1915

It was a very fine day. It rained last night but it had cleared up by 4am. I got up then and watered the flower garden with the water that was caught at the back of the house.

In the afternoon I went down to the Hall, Revd Spiers (Methodist) conducted service and he preached a splendid sermon.

 

Saturday 9th January 1915

It was a very hot day. Willie was spraying in the morning and in the afternoon he hauled up 4 Sacks of fowl feed. In the morning I went over to Jim Greenwoods and had lunch there, in the afternoon I took some flowers down to the wharf to give to Miss Ellis to take up to Mr Grindrod. Willie Pratt, & Horace and his wife also went back to Auckland in the Steamer, Horace is my grandson and was married a few weeks ago. Harold Torkington drove Mrs Simpson over here in the pm. There was a Tennis match at Pakiri this afternoon between Pakiri & Leigh.

 

Friday 8th January 1915

It was a very hot day. I was making up the accounts of the Library and Ernest Wyatt audited them in the evening. Grace went down to the Tennis in the afternoon & I went down to the Steamer in the evening and got the mail. Willie, Mrs Simpson & George Davey drove over to Ti Point after an early lunch.

 

Thursday 7th January 1915

It was a very hot day. Mr Torkington was here for dinner, he came to fetch Harold’s library books. Willie hauled the 18 Cases of Burbanks down to the wharf before breakfast. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 6th January 1915

It was a very hot day. George Davey & I were picking Burbank plums both morning and afternoon. There were 18 Cases picked altogether. In the afternoon I went down to the village to get the mail.

 

Tuesday 5th January 1915

It was fine in the morning tho dull, wind NW.

After breakfast I went down to the village to post the Garden to Mrs  Grindrod and to do some other business. Got firewood. George Davey returned from Ti Point bringing some fish that they caught in a net. It came on to rain about 3.30pm and rained heavily for about half an hour. We caught a lot of water in tins. Willie came home from work at 4pm on account of the rain.

Monday 4th January 1915

It was a fine day. I got firewood and the remainder of the day Mrs Simpson & I were picking Burbank Plums, there were 14 Cases picked. Late in the afternoon I went down to the Steamer and got the mail.