Sunday 16th January 1916

I intended to go to Williams in the Cream Cart, but it was late in coming and Mr Ashworth passed Jim’s slip rails in his motor car and he gave me a ride to Williams gate. I found they were just starting in their cart for the beach, so I just had a look round the flower garden and they gave me a lift in the cart back to Jim’s again. I had dinner there and in the afternoon Jim & I went to the Claim Hall, Revd Scott the moderative of the Auckland Presbyterian Church conducted the service, the boy scouts under Captn Rust attended and filled the Hall, the parson gave a very good address to the boys.

I returned to Jims for tea and afterward I started to walk home when Laurence Whitaker overtook me in a trap and he gave me a ride home.

Mrs Simpson & I attended service in this Hall in the evening. Revd Scott preached again – a very good sermon.