Wednesday 22nd May 1918

It was Raymonds 3rd birth day.  It was a fine day. No steamer to day, she is to leave Auckland tomorrow morning.

I was pulling tea tree the lower end of the barley paddock both morning & afternoon.  Willie was working at his charcoal kiln.
Maggie Wyatt,  Edith & Eyleen Torkington came in the afternoon and staid tea,  Maggie went with us to the Mutual Improvement Society , the subject for debate was “Can a man get rich honestly?” Dan Kempt,  Duncan Knaggs and I took the affirmative & Ernest Wyatt and Joe Torkington the negative, the meeting decided in favour of the negative.