November 1927

Tuesday 1st   It rained nearly all day so as I could not do any thing outside,   I wrote a long letter to Jack.

Wednesday 2nd   It was a very fine day.  My cough and cold are still bad so I staid in bed all day.  Gus Neeley  came  [for]  his onion plants, he had lunch here, and came in to see me.

Thursday 3rd   It was a fine day.  I got up in the afternoon .  Jim went to the steamer and took Jack Walden 130 onion plants.  Jane went to Evans in the afternoon.

Friday 4th   It was a fine day.  My cold and cough  still bad and not allowed to go outside.  There was a Fancy Dress Ball at Leigh to raise funds to pay the Anglican church debt.  Laurence and Alma were going so they took Jim, Jane & Minnie in their car.

Saturday 5th   Guy Fawkes day.  Weather threatening, but it did not rain.  My cold & cough still bad.  There was a cricket match at Mullet Point, Omaha V the local club, Jim and Jane went in Tom Ashtons lorry.  At 5.30 pm Mr Hargraves the new Postmaster at Leigh brought my warrant to sign, also brought £12 cash from my bank account.  Hector and Mildred went to T. Ashtons in the evening to see fireworks, Mildred staid the night.

Sunday 6th   It was dull and threatening in the morning, but it turned out a fine day.  Mr Taylor Methodist held service in the morning, Jane went there were 14 present.  Vi Wilson & a Miss            were here for dinner.  The clocks were put a hour ahead to day.

Monday 7th   It was a fine day.  Jim  took the horse to Matakana to be shod.  Bowden Birdsall came here in the morning about Church matters, I gave him £1 towards the Church debt.

Tuesday 8th   It was threatening in the morning, but it turned out a fine day.  My cough and cold is still bad so Jane rang Dr Whetter up and asked him to come and see me, so he came in his car right up to the house, he gave a torough  [sic: thorough]  overhaul and said I had bronchitis, he left some powder for me to take and will send medicines tomorrow. Joe and Minnie and Joe came to see me and staid for lunch.

Wednesday 9th   It is Henry’s birthday and a fine day, still laid up with a bad cough and cold.  Dr Whetter sent the medicines by post and I started taking them,  Jane rubbed my chest with embrocation.

Thursday 10th   It was a fine day.  My cold and cough still very bad.  I was confined to the house.

Friday 11th   Still laid up with cough & cold.

Saturday 12th   It was a very fine day.  Mabel came to see me in the afternoon.

Sunday 13th   It was a very fine day.  Mr & Mrs Wallace, Laurence and Alma were here for dinner.  In the afternoon the new Vicar,
Revd  F. D. Hart held his first service here in the afternoon, he was accompanied by his wife.  There were 34 present at the service.  Collection 16/3.   Mr & Mrs Hart came up here for tea.  Mr & Mrs A. Dunning and Alf called to see how I was and then went down to Pats. Murry Birdsall took the Parson in their car over to Leigh for the evening service and Mr Thornton was to come to Leigh to take them back to Warkworth.

Monday 14th Tuesday,  It rained a little on both days, but not enough to do much good.
I was still laid up with a bad cold & cough.
I wrote a long letter to Mr Birss which will be posted

Tuesday 15th  Wednesday 16th  Thursday 17th  Friday 18th
Weather fine most of these days with occasional showers.
I was confined to the house with bad cold & cough.

Saturday 19th   Weather threatening & rain in early morning, turned out a fine day, but cold wind blowing.
The first Cricket Match  (Test) was played at Matakana,  Omaha  V  local club.  Jim and Hector went in Tom Ashton’s bus.  Matakana batted first and made 91 runs all out.  Omaha then went to the wicket and made 202 runs, only 5 batted, highest score P. Dunning 111,  T. Brown 21,  E. Wyatt40.  In Matakana’s second innings they made 62 runs, thus Omaha got a 3 point win.  Jane and Mildred staid at home with me, Jane was working in the garden all day, she planted a row of Vanguard Cabbages next my sweet peas.

Sunday 20th   It was a fine day.  Revd Ruprecht held service in the hall in the morning .  There was a fair congregation.  Collection 9/5.
Charlie Whitaker has bought a new car from Mr Thornton, so he brought Charlie & his wife in the new car, they attended the service, and after lunch Mr T was going to teach Mrs Charlie to drive on the Domain.  Jane & Dolly went to see Jacks garden in the pm.

Monday 21st   It was a fine day.  My cold & cough still bad.  Confined to the house.

Tuesday 22nd   It was a very fine calm day.  My cold & cough much better, so I was allowed to go up to the garden, which I had not visited for 3 weeks,  I found everything grown.  Jane had planted a row of Vanguard Cabbages next to the sweet peas and she planted another row next them to day of mixed cabbages Vanguard & Enfield market.
Jack Walden & an Insurance agent a Mr Sandford so Jim got this house insured against fire.

Wednesday 23rd   It was a fine day.  I did not go up to the garden today.  Jane sowed a row of Canadian Wonder Beans next the cabbages she planted yesterday.

Thursday 24th   It was a fine day.  Hector helped me stick the long row of peerless peas.  I dug the strip of ground between the cabbages and the onions.

Friday 25th   It was a fine day, but windy so I did not go up to the garden.

Saturday 26th   It was a fine day, but a cold wind was blowing.  There was a Cricket Match played at the Domain, Whangaripo  V  Omaha, the visiting team won.  Whangaripo batted first and made 199 runs, chief scores L. Came 64,  W. Came 35,  N. Vipond 61.  Omaha made something over 40 runs so that the visitors got a 2 point win.
I staid at home all day and was reading.  It came on to rain in the evening.

Sunday 27th   It was a fine day.  No service to day.  It was Janes 48th birthday.  Many cars passed here to day going to the beach.

Monday 28th   It rained during the night and early this morning, but it turned out a fine day.  Jane sowed a row of Yates Challenge bean also 2 rows of Homestead Beans in my garden.

Tuesday 29th   It was a fine day, but a cold wind was blowing.

Wednesday 30th   It was a very fine day and very calm and warm in the sun.  I went up to the garden and beat down some ground.

The Rainfall for November as recorded at the Post Office Warkworth was 2.21 inches.  During last November the rain fall was 6.15 inches.