Monday 28th October 1918

It was fine.   I was still confined to my bed with a bad back  (lumbago).  The body of Frank Witten who was drowned off the Kawau on the 16th ultimo was found on one of the islands near the Kawau and was brought to Pakiri and was buried there this afternoon, we never heard anything about it until the pm when Mrs Simpson went down for the mail  met several people coming back from the funeral.  Mrs S  did not get the mail as she heard that this was Labour Day  (Holiday) & the P. O.s  were closed.

Willie planted Homestead & Canadian Wonder beans in the new garden.