The wind is still blowing strong from the NE and several showers of rain. Joe Torkington came in the pm and took Ernie home with him. It rained heavier after they went away, while at the village Joe heard that Herbert Fordham was buried at Otahuhu to day as on account of the rough weather and the Kawau missing her trip they were unable to bring the body here to be buried alongside of his parents.
The weather has changed to day. The wind is blowing a gale from the NE and there is a very big sea outside. I went down to the village in the afternoon but could not hear anything about the steamer, but it is thought that she will not venture out with this heavy sea.
The wind has changed to the NE and it was a very dull day.
Mr Woods, Minnie & I went down to the Hall in the morning. Mr Macpherson (Presbyterian) conducted a funeral service for the late Angus Matheson, Mr Ashworth presided at the organ and played the dead march.
Mr Woods returned with us for dinner and stayed the night, Mr James Greenwood also was here for dinner.
It was a very fine day. Angus Matheson was buried in this cemetery at 1.30pm. The authorities gave him a military funeral and the local territorials assembled in their uniforms under sergeant major B___. The coffin was covered with the union jack and a volley was fired over the grave. Mr Macpherson conducted the funeral service. Minnie & I attended and we made a nice floral cross. Mr Woods came for tea & staid all night. Len Wyatt came in the evening & we played 500.
There were several showers in the morning, but finer in the pm. After breakfast I went down to the village to get the mail. Agnes and Jack came over to spend the day.
It was a very fine day. Willie & Grace went to Auckland in the “Kawau” leaving here at 7.30am. Minnie and I went down to the wharf to see them off.
There were a few slight showers, otherwise it was a fine day. The examination for the Sunday School Union was held in the Hall in the afternoon. Grace went down to superintend it.
I went down to the village in the afternoon. Joe brough Minnie & Ernest over to stay with me while Willie & Grace are in Auckland as they are going tomorrow morning.
Len Wyatt came in the evening to see if we could get a military funeral for Angus Matheson.
The wind has got round to the SW and there is an improvement in the weather, there were two showers in the morning, the remainder of the day was fine.
In the morning I was feeling better so I went down to the village to get the mail, and also to the flat to witness the signature of Peter Louis housekeeper.
I heard in the evening that Angus Matheson Alec Mathesons eldest son had died at 1pm to day in a Wellington Hospital, he was in training in Trentham Camp for the expeditionary force. Also that Jack Birdsall had died in Malta Hospital from wounds received in the Dardenells. I feel much sympathy with the parents of both these young.
The morning was very fine. Mrs Handby came for lunch. Arthur Torkington also came.
Flo’ came in the afternoon and staid the night.
The morning was fine but showery in the afternoon.
Mr Woods came to spend the day and he staid the night.