Thursday 31st October 1918

It was a fine day.  I got up for breakfast, but my back is not quite well.  Grace went down to the butchers.

The “Kawau” made a round trip leaving here at 5.30 .  Willie took his butter & eggs down to the steamer and got the mail.

There was a meeting of the Mutual Improvement Associn  in the evening, the subject for discussion was ‘Is ambition a Virtue or a vice?’   Grace & Harold Knaggs took the affirmative and Wilfred Torkington the negative,  the meeting voted for the affirmative. Willie, Grace and Mrs Simpson went.  I staid at home.