Friday 4th December 1914

It was a fine day. In the morning I went over to the farm orchard, cut some pea sticks to stick the last row of peas I planted.

Joe Wyatt was here to get my signature.  In the evening the Bachelors gave a grand plain & fancy dress ball in this Hall, all of us went and enjoyed ourselves very much, there were a lot of fancy dresses. Musicians came from Auckland a pianist, a violinist and a cornet player, there was some good singing and abundance of refreshments. I was playing 500.