Saturday 6th February 1915

It was a very fine day. I was not very well in the morning and took it easy. In the afternoon there was a meeting of church people in the Library, 6 present to see what assistance could be given towards the new Church. A Committee of 5 was appointed to manage matters & co-operate with Mrs Macdonald, namely John Greenwood (Treasurer), Jas Greenwood, W. Neeley, J.B. Birdsall and C.S. Clarke (Chairman & Secretary). A Subscription List was made out and £16.10.0 was subscribed by the Committee. Willie went fishing to Ti Point and brought home two large schnappers.

Friday 5th February 1915

It was a cloudy day & very cool. I got up at 5pm and picked a collection of flowers for the Matakana Show, met John and Mrs Greenwood at our gate at 7am and they drove me to Matakana, we picked up May Dunning at their gate, we arrived there at 9am & arranged my flowers. John Greenwood and I had a good look at the Anglican Church. Mr Richards showed us round & explained everything to us, had dinner at Sinclair’s, met a lot of old friends I knew. My flowers only gained second prize. The show inside was very good considering the dry season. I arrived home at 8pm.

Thursday 4th February 1915

It was a very hot day. The girls took their lunch down to the tennis court to play and staid there all day. I took an axe down and finished clearing the road opposite the Church site, I burned all the scrub and the buts I kept out for firewood for the Hall, Willie Dunning carted one load to the Hall for me and I rode up home with him and had dinner there, got the mail in the evening and attended the Library.

Wednesday 3rd February 1915

It was a fine day. Grace, Gertie, Alma & Leila went down to the Tennis court in the morning to have a game, and I went down in the afternoon to get the mail, I took the axe with me and cut down some of the tea tree on the road opposite the Church site.

Monday 1st February 1915

It was a very fine day. After breakfast I went down to Harpers to give to Mr Macdonald to take to Warkworth, after I came back & picked 6 Cases of October Purple Plums off the big tree. Mr & Mrs Leroy called in the afternoon, they came in a motor boat from the Great Barrier and were on their way to Auckland.  Alma Wallace & Leila Entwhistle arrived by the Kawau to stay here. When Willie returned from his work he & I picked & packed peaches.

Sunday 31st January 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I walked as far as Ti Point school and then Charlie Dunning gave me a lift in the cream cart to Jims. Revd R. A. Macdonald held service in the Claim Hall in the morning Jane & I attended, there were only 10 present, Minnie, who was present, & I returned with Jane & dined there & I also had an early tea there and afterwards walked home.  Mr Macdonald held service in this hall in the evening, all of us attended, there was a good congregation, collection 10/- – 11/-

 

Saturday 30th January 1915

It was a fine day. The rain we had yesterday has done a great deal of good and has moistened the ground to a good depth where the ground has been worked fine. It must have rained for nearly 24 hours.

In the morning I was planting out young plants in a bed next the rhubarb, viz 28 Antirrhinums, 16 Wallflower, 3 Verbena & 1 Heliatrope. In the afternoon I was working in the flower garden tidying up. In the evening I went to Mrs Grasath to take back some music. Called in at the Library to get a book.

After an early lunch Willie, Grace and Gertie drove over to the Claim, there was a Tennis Match between the 2nd grade players of the Claim & Leigh clubs, The Claim won easily. Willie got home about 10pm, Grace and Gertie went to Ti Point to stay the night.

 

Friday 29th January 1915

I woke up at 1.20am and found it was raining and it was raining when we got up and it rained all day and also evening. I caught a lot of water, I filled the bath tub and carried a lot into the garden, several inches must have fallen. We could do nothing out of doors, so I mended by clothes.

Thursday 28th January 1915

It was a very hot day. I was picking in flower seeds, cleaning it and putting it up in packets. Early in the afternoon I went down to get the mail as the steamer had just arrived from Auckland, she brought the Weekly news. I also went down in the evening for the overland mail and to attend the Library.