All posts by CS Clarke

Saturday 13th March 1915

It was a very fine day. After getting firewood I went over to the farm orchard to pick some beans and to do some weeding.
There was a Tennis match on this court in the afternoon between the Leigh and Dacres B teams, Grace played. I staid at home and cooked the dinner for Willie who worked till 4 pm. After milking he went down to the Hall to the dance and to attend a meeting of the Show Committee.

Friday 12th March 1915

There was a slight shower last night but not sufficient to do any good. In the morning I got firewood, in the pm I went down to the village & got the mail, carried up some sand, afterwards pulled up the sweet peas and dug out the convolvulus that was growing amongst it.

Thursday 11th March 1915

It was a fine day but not so hot as yesterday. After breakfast I went down to the village to post some papers. I planted some Amaryllis bulbs that Mrs Williams gave me & also some Star of Bethlehem bulbs. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 10th March 1915

It was a very hot day. Mrs Birdsall Sen, Mrs John Greenwood and Twins & Annie Matheson were here for lunch. They had a look round the garden, John G. who came down to the Steamer drove them home. Grace went down to Tennis and Annie Matheson came up with her for tea.
Willie took 5 cans fruit & box of eggs down to the wharf in the evening.

Monday 8th March 1915

It was a fine day. I was preparing Kerbing and fixing it. I went down to the beach and sieved some sand and carried it over to the wharf shed and in the evening Willie hauled some fruit down to the wharf and he brought the sand up for me.

Sunday 7th March 1915

It was a fine day. After breakfast I walked up to John Greenwoods, had dinner there and afterwards Mrs G, the twins & I walked down to Pakiri to the Anniversary of the Bible class. Mr Webster presided and Revd Spiers prayed and gave an address. I had to come out before it was over as I was not feeling well when we got back to Mr Greenwoods.
Willie & Grace had dinner up, so after tea we all drove home together, having spent a very pleasant day.

Saturday 6th March 1915

It was a fine day. Willie worked half a day in the quarry and then came home, had lunch and then he & Grace went out fishing in Will Harper’s boat in this harbour. I cut up firewood, finished digging near the front gate, took up and re-planted a clump of Yellow Polianthas Narcissus. In the afternoon there was a tennis match on this court between Pakiri & Leigh, Leigh won. I went down late in the afternoon, had tea with them and then attended a meeting of the executive of the Ratepayers Association.

Friday 5th March 1915

It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden near the front gate. I took up 3 clumps of Daffodils and replanted them. Grace went down to Tennis in the pm and she brought the mail home with her.