Sunday 21st October 1917

It was a very fine day. Dave and I attended the Presbyterian service in the morning, Revd Boyle officiated. He informed the congregation that he had sent in his resignation and intended to the expeditionary force. After the service Mr A. Dunning asked Dave and me to dine at his house, Mr Boyle and Alec Matheson also dined there. We were shown the Roll of Honour of the boys who have gone from the Omaha district to fight for King and country in this great war. It was executed by Mr Lloyd of Silverdale. I was very pleased with it, it is a splendid work of art.

Friday 19th October 1917

It rained first thing in the morning but it soon cleared up and was a fine day. I was digging round and manuring the roses near the citron? tree.

Willie was planting Kumeras.

There was a send off for A. Dunning Jnr who is home on his last leave, it was well attended. Grace & I went.

 

Thursday 18th October 1917

It was a beautiful day. Willie was planting Kumeras & Cucumbers. I was working in the flower garden all day. I dug up the strip of ground next the wire netting fence, I dug in scrapings from the cow yard and sand round the roses, planting a clump of Gladiolus (Mrs Handbys) sowed seeds of Zinnia, Humimannis, Lupin, Larkspur, Stock, Escholtzia (Gorgious).

Went down for the mail in the evening. Dave came in the evening and staid the night.

 

Wednesday 17th October 1917

It was a very fine day. I was working in the flower garden. Willie was planting Kumeras. In the afternoon Willie took the sulky down to the wharf with a box of Eggs, he hauled up a Sk Maize, Groceries and a bag of sand for me. I was also down at the village.

 

Tuesday 16th October 1917

It was a beautiful day. I was working in the flower garden all day. The big Jersey cow Kate calved a bull calf. Willie was planting Kumeras in the garden. Grace & Raymond returned home in the evening.

 

Monday 15th October 1917

It was a beautiful day. I was working in the flower garden all day. Flo & baby returned to Ti Point in the pm. Grace and Raymond went with them.

Willie was planting Kumeras in the garden also a bed of Cabbages.