4 January Went to town with Aub to see doctor and get my new spectacles. Got brandy for Aunty Bid [to relieve pain of cancer].
8 January Jim moved windmill – did not come to shop.
13 January Jim in shop till 12.30. Geo at Bigga.
15 January Jim in shop all day – Geo at Graham. Violet left for holidays.
16 January Jim in shop since dinner – Geo to town. Brandy for Bid 19/1d.
20 January Jim in shop 10 am to 12.30 pm
22 January Jim in shop. Geo at Graham
23 January Jim in shop from 3 pm
24 January Jim in shop one hour
27 January Jim in shop half day.
29 January Jim in shop 11 am to 6 pm
18 February Violet left for Sydney for weekend.
23 February Aunt Bid’s brandy by mail
4 March Geo and Em gone to Sydney for fortnight – taking Junior
10 March Very cold. We are making a fire
11 March Tom [Markham] arrived home today. Went to town to concert with Ena and Herb, Jim, Elsie, Dos. Edie gave Tom a warm welcome home.
25 September Enid Ford started in PO. Violet leaving Saturday.
29 September Presentation to Violet in hall. Townspeople collected œ10.4.0 and had afternoon tea.
30 September Aunty Mary Ryan’s birthday. Mr Clarkson of Cowra died suddenly today. Alice Pilkington’s husband.
2 October Walter Howarth went out in hill this morning and fell out of tree. George took him to town – think collar bone broken. Very cool wind blowing.
5 October Leaving for Canberra this afternoon – had good trip arrived about 7.30 when stopped at Parliament House – steering wheel dropped off. We were lucky as we were driving at 50 mile per hour. Violet married today.
6 October George busy on car. In afternoon he, George and Dib went sight seeing and Dib and I went to see ‘Irish Eyes’ at night.
7 October Went to early Mass. Geo. Em and Dib went to 10 o’clock. Geo left for home at 3.30 and we all went for a stroll round New Griffith. We went to town this morn.
8 October Dib went to work today – Win and I went to Kingston to see the shops.
9 October Baby boy born today – weighted 10 lbs. Calling him John Francis [Harris]. Godmother Margaret Cooke.
19 October Arrived home from Canberra today – Win came with me. We came to Yass in service car and slept for three hours there and caught train at 10 to 3, arrived Cowra at 8.30. Went to Nellies and George came for us. Arrived home about 3 pm. Everything OK.
20 October Jim making a lawn for me. I brought some privets from Canberra. Races this arvo. I won a few pounds. Aub and Till down. Em left for Sydney.
21 October Mass this morn 9 am. Win and I went to see Aunt Markhams and Aunt Bid Ward.
22 October Very warm day. Winnie went back to Canberra. Couldn’t wash – no water, no wind. [Wind necessary to drive the windmill to pump water]
23 October No washing today. Still no wind and tank empty.
24 October Washing today. Water pouring into tank.
25 October Started to rain today. Very windy too. Water running over in the tank and raining very well.
26 October Raining well, badly needed and is great for my new lawn. Brandy for Aunty Bid today.
28 October Cow had heifer calf today.
29 October Peg Walsh died today. Showery all day. Mrs Ryan from Goolagong rang to ask after Aunt Bid and Aunt Mary Ryan.
30 October Mrs Eric Newham rang for Os Ford. She has a snake in the bedroom. Lovely fine day. Eric’s snake was in one of the beds.
Nellie’s birthday. Edie went in to shout her to the pictures. Geo to Cricket Meetings – others to circus.
31 October Beautiful morning.
6 November Melbourne Cup Day. Rainbird won cup 12/1. We had three sweeps but I did not win anything.
7 November Liberty Ball tonight – George and Em have gone.
8 November Awfully hot and dusty. Letter from Nev. Not out of Navy yet. Great crowd at Ball – orchestra from Dubbo not so hot and floor heavy.
9 November Wretched day – wind and dust. I hope it blows up a storm.
12 November Brandy for Aunt Bid today
4 December Em went to town with Fr Gallagher. Got Brandy for Aunt Bid.
15 December Brand for Aunt Bid today
19 December Aunt Mary Markham died this morning.
20 December Aunty Mary buried today.
21 December Aunt Bid Ward died 12.30 am.
22 December Aunt Bid Ward burined 5 pm today.
24 December Bill Howarth died today.
[Dib Murray was home on holidays during this time and had to help dig three graves].
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