June 1927

Wednesday 1st   It was a fine day.  I did a little trenching, my back would not permit me to do much.
There was a dance in the hall in the evening in aid of the Hockey Association, several came from Matakana & Warkworth,  Mr & Miss Schollum played for the dance,  Lionel Meiklejohn  was M. C.
Jane,  Jim  &  Hector went.

Thursday 2nd   There was a very heavy dew in the morning, but it was a very fine day.
I continued trenching

Friday 3rd   The Kings Birthday
A very heavy dew this morning, but a very fine day.  I finished trenching the piece of ground, straightened the path and shifted the manure heap.  Jane was planting potatoes,  Jim & Hector were cutting tea tree.
Received 2 prs of drawers from Mr Perks in the evening.

Saturday 4th   There was a frost and heavy due this morning, but it was a beautiful day.  There was a Hockey match in the Domain  Omaha  V  Matakana,  Matakana got 5 goals,  Omaha 0.  There were a number of onlookers.

Sunday 5th   There were a few slight showers, otherwise it was a fine day.  Revd Rouprecht held service in the hall in the morning.  There were 16 present.  Collection 8/7 .  Laurence & Alma and Mr & Mrs Wallace had gone up to Johny Greenwoods this morning, and in returning they picked me up and took me over to Big Omaha to go with them to Lew Meiklejohns to hear Lionel Fletcher preach through the wireless, but there was something out of order and we could not get Auckland, but only Sydney & Christchurch,  I staid with the Wallaces.

Monday 6th   It was a showery day.  Mr Wallace & Laurence were stumping a piece of ground ready for ploughing.  I went over to see them.  In the pm Laurence took me in the car to Mr Bromley.  Walked back to Mr Wallaces.

Tuesday 7th   It was a very wet day.  Was not able to go outside, but passed the day reading.  Mr Wallace was shelling maize.

Wednesday 8th   The weather has greatly improved to day, the wind has changed and the sun is shining.  Laurence was going to Jack’s store in his car, so he kindly brought me to our gate.  I have enjoyed my short visit to the Wallaces, as they are always so kind.  The ground was so wet after all the rain we had yesterday that I was unable to do anything in the garden, so I cut scotch thistles.

Thursday 9th   There were a few slight showers.  I loosened the ground round the sweet peas.

Friday 10th   It was a fine day.  I took my library book down to Pats to change it.  Mrs Stewart and baby came over in the service car to stay here.  Mr Stewart came after school, after tea they went down to the hall for Community Singing, there was a good crowd there.  The receipts were £5 . 5 . 0 which was given in aid of the Ti Point School Library.  The Stewarts staid the night here.  Mrs Stewart and I did not go to the hall, so we played cribbage.

Saturday 11th   It was a showery day.  There was a Hockey match at the Domain between the Warkworth school boys and the local boys, the visitors won.  All of them went down to it but me.  The ladies gave the boys afternoon tea.  The Stewarts returned here and staid the night.  We played 500.

Sunday 12th   The Stewarts returned to Leigh in the morning while it was fine.  Mrs Birdsall started to teach Sunday school in the hall in the afternoon, Mildred went.
In the afternoon I started to go to Whitakers but found their car out. Was overtaken by a heavy shower so I came home.

Monday 13th   It was a fine day.  Hector had been suffering for some time with toothache, so he rode to Warkworth to have them out.
I did not do anything in the garden, but spent the day in reading.

Tuesday 14th   It was a fine day, but cold.  I was weeding among the onion plants.

Wednesday 15th   It was a very fine day.  I was weeding among the onion plants.  Mr Perks was at Pats in the afternoon with his drapery, I went down, he brought me a pair of heavy woolen drawers.  There was a total eclipse of the moon at night.

Thursday 16th    It was a fine day, but dull.  I went down to Pats to get library books.  Mrs Tom Ashton & 2 little girls came in Tom’s lorry to spend the day here,  Tom was going to a Dairy Factory meeting at Matakana.  I was weeding onions.

Friday 17th   It was a fine day.  I was weeding the onion beds.

Saturday 18th   It was a fine day, ‘tho threatening, but we did not get any rain.  In the morning I was weeding onions.
In the afternoon there was a Hockey Match in the domain,  Omaha  V  Dome Valley, the visitors won,  the ladies provided pm tea.

Sunday 19th   It was fine in the morning.  The Whitakers were going in their car to spend the day at Johny Greenwood, and had asked Jane to go with them, but as she could not go, I went instead.  In the pm Laddie & Johny took the car to Mr Greenwoods and went down to the beach to get mussels.  It came on to rain heavily at 2 pm.  Mrs Whitaker staid the night, so Mr W. & I walked down to the county road to meet the car and had to wait more than half an hour.  The reason for our long wait was that the boys had a difficulty in getting the car up the steep unmettaled road, from Mrs Greenwoods.  Mr W. & I got very wet waiting, however we got safely home.
Revd Parsons held service in the hall in the morning, there were only 9 present.  Collection 4/6 .

Monday 20th   It was a very wet day.  Staid in the house all day reading.

Tuesday 21st   It is still raining.  Nothing doing out of doors.  I wrote to Yates ordering seed.  Also wrote to Mr W. Wilson of Warkworth thanking him for the Bean seeds he sent me.  In the afternoon I was mending clothes.

Wednesday 22nd   It is still raining.  Cleared up a little in the afternoon, but rained harder in the evening.  I was reading all day.  I received the 2nd pr of drawers by post from Mr Perks.

Thursday 23rd   Weather still unsettled.  Several showers.  Jim and several of the other bowlers went to the Domain to enlarge the bowling green.

Friday 24th   The weather not so bad to day, but still a few showers.  The bowlers were working at the green.  In the morning I took my library books down to Pats to change them.  In the evening there was Community singing in the hall, all went from here except me.
A good number were present   The receipts were over £3, which were given to the Hockey Association.

Saturday 25th    It was a fine day.  I finished weeding one of the onion beds.  There was a football match at Warkworth.  East & West, the latter won, Jim & Pat went in H. Greenwoods lorry.
There was a Hockey match at Matakana,  A  V  B  team, the former won.

Sunday 26th   It was a fine day.  Revd Addenbrooke held his last service in the hall in the morning.  There was a fair congregation  Collection  10/6  .
There was also Sunday school in the gents room which was started last Sunday by Mrs B. Birdsall.  In the afternoon Jim,  Jane,  Mildred & I  went to Whitakers.   Jane & I got a ride in Trevor’s car, we had a look round the garden and had tea there and had a very pleasant time.  Laddie very kindly brought us home in the car.

Monday 27th   Several slight showers during the day, and a cold wind blowing.  Jim and the bowlers were working at the bowling greens at the domain.
I went up to the garden to try and weed the onions, but the ground was too wet and the wind too cold.

Tuesday 28th   It was a fine day.  I was weeding the onions.  Mrs Evans & the twins came to spend the day.

Wednesday 29th   It was a fine day.  I was weeding the onions.

Thursday 30th   A very dull day.  I finished weeding the onions in the afternoon, and then went down to the hall and called at Dolleys, got caught in a shower going home.

                               The Rainfall for June

The total rainfall for June as received at the Warkworth Post Office was 11.46 inches rain falling on 17 days.  The fall on the 19th was 2.78 inches and on the 30th 2.20 inches.  For the 6 months ending June 30th 1927, the total rainfall was 39.13 inches.