Everything was very wet this morning, but it turned out a beautiful day, and the ground & the roads dried up a good bit by the afternoon. Revd R.A. Macdonald held service in the Hall in the afternoon, there was a fair congregation, the Collection 12/4. After church Joe & Minnie & Mr Woods came up here for tea and we spent a very pleasant evening in conversation.
A dull day and late in the afternoon settled into a steady rain. It was a busy day with me. After breakfast I went down to the village to post some letters, after I came back I commenced to cut firewood when the axe handle broke and I had to go down to the village to get an axe handle, put it in and cut enough wood for to day and tomorrow. Then I had my lunch and went down to the Hall to a meeting of the church committee, Revd Macdonald being present and occupied the chair, a lot of unimportant business was done. It continued to rain all night.
It was a dull day. A poll of the Ratepayers was taken in the Hall re sticking a bridge rate of ¼ in the £ for re-instating the Bridges in the County in permanent material. I acted as Deputy Returning Officer. I had a very quiet day only 26 votes were recorded, 18 for the proposal and 8 against.
It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden in the morning. I planted out some Wallflowers Antirrhinums & 1 dark blue Forgetmenot. Miss C.A. Matheson came & asked me to go down to witness the signatures of Roderick & hers to some legal documents, so I went down in the afternoon & found Roderick in a very weak state and near his last end. Also went down to Peter Louis place on the beach to fix up some papers for his housekeeper.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Hall Committee afterwards. It was decided to fence the Hall site, line the Porch & erect a Boiler House & procure a boiler.
As the ground was so wet Willie stopped at home. He packed fruit and Eggs and hauled them down to the wharf in the afternoon and hauled up a sack of Maize. In the morning I was writing, in the afternoon I went down to the village. Heard the sad news of Alan Wallace’s death in an English Hospital of wounds received in the Dardanelles. It was a great shock to us all as we loved & esteemed him very much. It will be a great blow to his family, as they were so justly proud of him.
It was fine in the morning. After breakfast I went down to the wharf. Carried up some sand, after I came home I planted a Wallflower, an Antirrhinum & a Tropaeolum near the front gate. It came in to rain and I had to knock off and it set in for a wet day.
Willie went to work but had to knock off after the dinner hour.
It was a very fine day. In the morning I planted out seven nasturtiums, Wallflowers, Antirrhinums & I Marigold & 1 pink & white Pelargonium.
In the afternoon I got firewood and went down to the Steamer to get the mail. Carried up some sand.
It was a very fine day. Willie and grace went to spend the day at the Addisons.
Agnes & Eileen came up from Bible Class and I gave them some dinner.
In the afternoon I went down to the Hall. The new Methodist minister Revd Southern conducted service and made a good impression. Afterwards Mr Woods & I walked up to Mr Jas Greenwoods and had tea there and spent the evening.
It was a very fine day, but cold as the wind is from the S. After breakfast I went down to the village to post the Weekly News to the boys, carried up a bag of sand, after I came home I got firewood. In the afternoon I got marigolds from the farm orchard, sowed seeds of Pansy in a box, planted out some dwarf Nasturtiums near the summer house, and cut grass on the path.
It was a fine day. Willie went to work at the quarry to day. I was working in the garden in the morning. I planted the three remaining Roses that came from Lippiatts, and cut the grass on the path.
In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer and get the mail, carried some sand.