All posts by CS Clarke

Wednesday 12th June 1918

A day something like yesterday, continuous rain, a little finer in the afternoon.  The “Kawau” came in from Auckland and Grace went down for the mail.  I did nothing outside, and Willie made 2 carts in the store, the wheels belonged to an old pram.

Tuesday 11th June 1918

It rained nearly all day .  We were unable to do anything out of doors.  I was looking at an old diary over 50 years ago it made me feel quite sad to read about people I mixed with then are now passed away.

 

Monday 10th June 1918

It was a very fine day.  In the morning I was pulling tea tree, and in the afternoon I planted 2 rows of Tree Onions above the house.

Willie was building his charcoal kiln.

 

Sunday 9th June 1918

There was a rather heavy shower in the middle of the day otherwise it was a fine day.  Revd Orchard (Methodist) held service in the Hall at 2.30.  I attended.  He gave us a very good sermon.  When I got home after church I found Jane & Lily who had ridden over, they staid for tea.

 

Saturday 8th June 1918

There was a heavy shower in the middle of the day, otherwise it was a fine day.  I was pulling tea tree in the barley paddock both morning & afternoon.  Willie was building another charcoal kiln.  In the evening I called a meeting of persons interested in placing the cemetery under better management,  only 7 turned up so there was no meeting, but there is going to be a working bee at the Cemetery next Saturday.  There was a football match at the Claim.

 

Friday 7th June 1918

There were a few showers during the day.  In the morning I was in the office.  In the afternoon Mr & Mrs Morley & Mrs Mager came,  I showed them round the garden,  Mr & Mrs M take a great interest in flowers, so I gave them cuttings of several things ,  Grace gave them afternoon tea.

 

Thursday 6th June 1918

The weather still keeps fine.  In the morning I was working in the garden gathering in seed, clearing away cosmos and convolvulus, and digging the ground they occupied.  In the afternoon I pulled tea tree in the barley paddock.  The steamer made a round trip,  Grace went down when she came in the first time, and I went down to meet her when she came in from Big Omaha,  Jim sent a box of fruit that Lily brought up from Auckland last week to be divided between us.  The steamer took Willie’s props and charcoal.

 

Wednesday 5th June 1918

It was a very fine day.  There was no steamer to day.

Willie was preparing for another kiln of charcoal.

I planted a row of 18 Enfield Market Cabbage and a row of Peas (Peerless) at the top side of the house.  Mr Addison came in the pm for me to fix up some business in his late son’s estate.

There was a meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society in the evening, Willie & Grace went and they report it was a very enjoyable evening.

 

Tuesday 4th June 1918

It was a very fine day.  The wind was blowing from the SE.   Willie was getting clothes props and he hauled them down to the wharf in the pm.

I planted 2 rows  (32 plants) of Cauliflowers at the top side of the house.

 

Monday 3rd June 1918

King George’s birthday.   It was a fine day.  I left Jims about 10 am and walked home,  in the afternoon I planted 4 Miniture Sunflowers & 4 Linarias that Miss Bond gave me.

Willie hauled all his charcoal down to the wharf.