1 January First day Daylight Saving. Mass at 8.30 we were an hour early as Fr went by old time. All but Doll [brother, Frank] and myself went to river to have tea.
2 January Roasting hot. Have written Jimmy and Neville. Little Mary Ryan [Darcy & Eileen’s daughter] died last night in Sydney.
3 January Had win at races.
4 January Spent day at Aub’s. Had swim with Thelma’s cossy on.
17 January Tom left for Sydney.
24 January Nellie left for Sydney.
25 January Little change today – slightly cooler.
30 January Nellie arrived home this afternoon – came out here again with us.
31 January Nellie back to Cowra today. Aubrey not well. Kids’ concert a great success.
1 February Beautiful steady rain. 80 points. Aub down.
2 February Children went back to school today after 6 weeks.
10 February Letter from Dib written 30 January
11 February Wrote Dib and Winnie. Very muggy day. Heavy storms around but only light rain here. Eric home again.
12 February Wrote Jim. Very muggy again this morn. Emilie and a few others went to see Dr Mahon who has been called up.
13 February Very muggy again. Georgie and Clarrie gone for posts to straighten fence between us and Taylors.
14 February Jim W. home from Bowenfells.
15 February Fanny [Gallagher] and Gwen Henderson out for weekend.
16 February Jim went back to Lithgow. Emilie preserving 8 bottles apples today.
17 February Eric left for Bowenfels today. Letter from Dib and answered back.
18 February Letter from Jimmy. He seems very tired.
19 February Lovely light rain falling. Buying Vacola outfit today.
7 March Letter from Dib dated 23 February. Sent wire but did not get it.
8 March Talking to Jim and Tom. They are well.
9 March Received Dib’s wire this morn. Aub going to Tocumwall tonight on defence work.
16 March Went to Children’s concert at Cowra – very nice. Margaret’s 1st Prize œ5. Fanny came with us.
18 March Like rain and cold. We made a fire.
19 March Very cold change today. Wind from South.
23 March Hurried to Sydney to see Neville. Warrego in dock for repairs after Darwin.
24 March Neville came off this afternoon. Is not on leave yet. Win and kiddies down too.
25 March Jimmy and Tommy came on to flat for a pow wow and they are both well. Just finished big contract for trucks.
26 March Went to wharf to meet Neville after work – walked all round Domain.
27 March Torrential rain falling coming home from Sydney. Mr Rodwell with me.
28 March No rain today – they have had 170 points back here. Had good trip home.
29 March Mass 9 am today. Talking to Jimmy. Mat Walsh [Hannah Ryan’s sister] at Northwood.
31 March Noel Newham gone into camp tonight. Murray Cooke came out tonight.
1 April Beautiful morning. Posting parcels to soldiers – one for Nev.
5 April Jimmy rang from Sydney at dinner time.
7 April Nev went home to Canberra for 12 days.
13 April Beautiful morning
17 April Jimmy’s birthday – sent him a wire.
18 April Dib recalled to his boat – going New Caledonia.
24 April J.P.Simeon died today. [Simeon’s Funeral Service]
25 April No races. We are lost – seems nothing to do.
26 April Women’s Sunday. Jimmy rang up tonight.
27 April Beautiful day – no sign of rain. George has gone to town. Wrote my sons.
28 April Warm day. Letter from Wriggle and Dib. Went for walk with Em. Called at Wards.
29 April Raining this morn – lightly.
30 April Letter from Dibby.
1 May Raining this morn. Geo had to go to Wyangala for Thelma – fractured her wrist.
14 May Iris Puttock [Markham, daughter of Bill and Rose] taken to hospital this morning.
15 May Daughter born to Mrs Peter Whitty today. Emilie, Geo and Thelma to town – very cold. Letter from Dib.
25 May Started raining daylight.
26 May Still raining
27 May Clearing up this morn. We’ve had 2 inches rain.
31 May Dib’s boat gone out again. Told me to write air mail.
1 June Had wire from Lucy O’Leary today for my birthday – haven’t heard from her for years.
3 June Ester Waters and Bert Howarth married today.
4 June Had 100 soldiers here tonight – boiled three dixies of tea. They walked on to Riverslea.
5 June Very nice day and like rain this arvo.
14 June George Harris III [Jnr] born this morn at 11 am.
27 June Jimmy arrived this morn, also Tommy and Wriggle.
28 June Baby christened today at St Joseph’s Darbys Falls [George William Harris III, Junior]
29 June Jimmy left for Sydney tonight
1 July Tom left for Sydney but something went wrong with car and had to come home again.
3 July Had party for Aunty Bid Ward’s birthday – 83 years.
4 July Tom returned to Sydney tonight.
6 July Beautiful morning after week’s rain and wind. Heavy frost this morn.
7 September Paid Dos œ1 for Jim.
9 September Nora Ford married in St Joseph’s Church, Darbys Falls today to Lloyd Matheson.
12 September Iris [Markham] Puttock died this morn at 2 am. [Iris died of Brights Disease and left a baby daughter].
13 September Iris buried Cowra today at 3 pm. Mission starts today.
17 October Dance tonight for May Whitty – Cowra. Very good financialy.
31 October Jimmy went thro Cowra, did not call.
3 November Paid Mr Hyams M.O. for 2 dozen œ2.4.0.
7 November Ern Murray died tonight. Senr. 12 months dead [George Harris I]. Tom and Wriggle home.
9 November Very hot day. Paid for 4 doz. beer rec. Saturday by mail and George to pick up 2 and pay. œ6.12.0.
10 November Four by mail
11 November Paid œ4.8.0. for parcels by mail.
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