All posts by CS Clarke

Thursday 25th March 1915

It was a fine day but the ground is very wet. Herbert Fordham left our house this morning, he is going back to Auckland to day.
In the morning I went down to the village in the morning to post letters and in the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Hall Committee. Willie was picking peas. It was raining in the evening.

Wednesday 24th March 1915

It was fine in the morning. I went down to Mrs Dunnings beach to get some shell sand. In the afternoon we all went down to the village, Willie took some fruit down to the wharf and brought the church bell up for Mr Woods, Grace drove up the hill with John Greenwood to stay a day or two there. It came on to rain in the afternoon and rained all night. Herbert Fordham who is up in the district seeing to his parents’ graves came to spend the evening and staid the night. He Willie and I played Five hundred.

Monday 22nd March 1915

It was very hot in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. I was planting Daffodils in the diamond bed, the ground worked nicely after Saturday nights rain. It came on to rain at 5.45pm and continued raining all night very heavily.

Sunday 21st March 1915

It rained heavily last night and it has gone deeply in the ground. Mr Woods came up here for dinner, in the afternoon he and I went down to the Methodist service, Mr Spiers preached here for the last time. After service Mr Woods & I took a walk up to Jim Greenwoods corner and Willie Dunning asked us up to tea and he regaled us with fruit.

Saturday 20th March 1915

The wind which has been blowing strong from the E continued blowing from the same quarter to day and threatening for rain.
I dug over the Diamond bed preparatory to planting Daffodils. In the afternoon I went down to the village and invited Mr Woods who is building the Church to come to dinner to morrow.
Willie & Grace drove to Ti Point in the afternoon.

Friday 19th March 1915

There was a little last night but it was fine to day ‘tho dull. I planted a row of Lachenalia’s also a clump of Cream Fresias, planted out an Indian Pink & Dark Blue Forget menot. It came on to rain in the pm and Willie came from his work before this time.

Thursday 18th March 1915

Willie did not go to work to day as he thought it was too wet so he picked & packed peas. I planted near the front steps White Fresia and two other bulbs that Mrs Williams gave me. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Ratepayers association.

Wednesday 17th March 1915

St Patrick’s Day.
It was misty and threatening for rain. I planted some yellow Ixias.
In the afternoon I went down to the beach, carried some sand over to the wharf, got the mail. The Church Committee settled the site of the church with Mr Woods. Willie took some fruit down to the wharf in the evening and brought my sand up. It rained in the evening and Willie got wet.