Sunshine, haymaking and raspberries
Monday 9th July - Sunday 15th July 1900
Monday July 9th
Another nice fine day and lovely moonlight night. Got home at 9.30 found Mother and Miss Whitbread waiting for me and I walked part of the way home with Minnie.
Tuesday July 10th
A lovely day very hot something like a summers day. Home at 9.30 Arthur Knowles was buried today at Watford Cemetery, a good many from the Chapel went to the cemetery. Mother and Mary went to Flo’s for tea.
Wednesday July 11th
Another glorious day, scorching hot, still staying on, home at 9.30 Maggie Gosling and I had our tea in the garden. Mother had been up at Lill’s all day.
Thursday July 12th
A lovely day again, not quite so hot as yesterday. Quite a treat to leave at 5 o’clock. After I had my tea Mother and I went to Watford Heath Farm. Miss Bonsey had invited us to go in the hayfield. I did some haymaking and Mother walked round the field with Miss Bonsey, before we went in the hayfield we went in the garden. I had a feed of white raspberries. We did not get home till nearly ten o’clock.
Friday July 13th
Another glorious day almost too hot to work but it has to be done. Got home just before six, found Flo and Elsie and baby there. After I had my tea Mother and I went with them part of the way. We went round Gladsone road as Flo wanted to enquire about a house there but she could not find it.
Saturday July 14th
Another hot day. The great world Christian Endeavour Convention at Alexandra Palace begins today. I had my dinner at the Office and then Eva and Will Fawcett and I went to the great welcome meeting, it was a sight to see the people, but we were too far off the platform to hear much We got home at 10.30.
Sunday July 15th
Another lovely day. Mr Spufford preached especially to young people in the evening. We had a lovely Endeavour prayer meeting. Mother and I had quiet walk up to Lil’s afterwards. Fred and Mary and Flo and the children came to tea. Charlie had gone to see his sister Kate’s husband who has lost his reason and had to be put in the asylum. Flo expected Charlie home at 7.30 was going to meet him at the station.