Saturday 29th June 1918

A few slight showers otherwise a fine day.  Lily & I went to see Alma Torkington off by the steamer at noon , she is teaching at Papakura.  In the afternoon I was pulling tea tree.  Willie was repairing the front verandah.

Friday 28th June 1918

It was a fine day with the exception of a few slight showers.  After breakfast I went down to get the mail.  In the afternoon I was pulling tea tree in the barley paddock.

There was a patriotic social in the Hall in the evening, but none of us went.

 

Thursday 27th June 1918

It was fine in the morning.  Willie took the sulky down to the wharf to meet the steamer , Lily George & Dorothy came round from Ti Point to stay with us.  It was very showery in the afternoon.  Mrs Knowles  & Jessie Wyatt came in the evening.

 

Wednesday 26th June 1918

It was a fine day. Wind SW.  Willie carted all his charcoal (37 bags) down to the wharf.  I got firewood in the morning, after lunch I went down to the village to get some meat, after I returned Grace went down to the wharf to meet Mrs Simpson who came up in the steamer,  Willie brought them up in the trap.  Alma came over from Ti Point in the afternoon and staid the night.

 

Monday 24th June 1918

It was a very showery day.  Willie took out all his charcoal from the kiln.   I went down to the barley paddock in the morning, but everything was very wet and I could not do very much. In the afternoon I went down to the Library  to get some books to read.

 

Sunday 23rd June 1918

It was very showery in the morning, but cleared up in the afternoon.  I conducted service in the church at 2.30 pm.  There were only 13 present on account of the weather.  Collection 6/- .

It was a memorial service for Mrs Jos  Wyatt we had suitable hymns & sermon, and the Dead March after the service.

 

Saturday 22nd June 1918

It was very fine in the morning.  Willie was taking his charcoal out of the kiln.

Mrs Joseph Wyatt was buried in this cemetery in the afternoon,  Revd Macdonald conducted the service at the grave.  Joe, Minnie & Lily and Jim & Jane were present,  when the funeral was over, there were some heavy showers of rain.  I put flowers in the church after the funeral.

 

Friday 21st June 1918

It was a very showery day.  Willie & Grace drove down to the wharf in the afternoon to meet the “Kawau” as they expected Mrs Simpson up by her, but she did not come, so Willie carted up a Sk of maize.  I could do nothing outside.

 

Thursday 20th June 1918

The morning was dull and showery,  I took my scrap book down to send to Mr Moore of Warkworth by Ernie Greenwood.

It rained very heavy in the middle of the day, but cleared up a bit in the afternoon.  Willie took the sulky down to the wharf as we were expecting Lily to come round in the steamer from Ti Point, but she did not come, but Willie received goods up by the steamer, so he carted them home.

I went down also and got the mail.   Mrs Joseph Wyatt died this afternoon, she has been an invalid for many years.