Friday 3rd August 1917

Fine in the morning a few slight showers in the afternoon. In the morning I was cutting firewood the other side of the hill.

Willie Harper brought up a wire, it was from Jack saying that they were coming by the steamer to day so I took the sulky down to the wharf to meet them. The steamer was a hour late as she had to take on board Archie Dunnings horses at the Kawau as they have finished hauling out firewood there. There was a roll of honour dance in the evening, but none of us went as Jack & his wife are leaving again tomorrow morning. Jane came over to see them and staid the night.