Worked all day on Keith Road School and laid off work in evening for good.
Charles is still out of work.
Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia are mobilising for war.
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Working on Keith Road School. In evening pay Mr. H. Neill the sum of $20.00 regarding furniture.
Working on Keith Road School. To garden party in evening given by the Rev. N.J Thompson.
Home at 10:50 pm
Working in School, Keith Road.
War breaks out between Austria & Serbia.
Mr. Little leaves for England.
To work on Keith Road School all day.
Feel the effects of mushroom poisoning yet. Mrs & Miss Wagstaffe of Burnaby pay a surprise visit. I entertain best possible way. Give them bouquet of flowers from the garden. They came at 6 pm & left at 7:30 pm. Miss Mabel sustains a severe injury to her left hand. I go to town with them & have supper. They leave for Burnaby at 9 pm. I arrive home at 11 pm
Finishing off the Verandah in morning. John Neats calls at 4 pm. I go to Church with John Neat in evening. Congregation are very reticent, cold & distant. An unsociable lot. At 9 pm to Neat’s Residence & stayed till 10:15 pm.
Raining in morning.
Then time Charles & me go to Vancouver at 10 am. I call at Municipal Hall & draw $7.50 for wages from work on Keith Road School. To Rex & Columbia Theatre at 2 & 3 pm. Call at Fashion Crafts & get trousers altered. Also call at Quirt & run up to Theobald’s for tea. Home again at 10:45 pm after making purchases of books etc.
Working on Keith Rd School. I feel very ill. Run down. To Shiells in evening & made purchase of goods. He leaves on Thursday for Calgary.
Working on Keith Rd School but feeling ill. Scots win the King’s Prize of the Royal at Bisley. Australians win the MacKinnon Cup.
*The Bisley meeting is a rifle shooting competition held by the National Rifle Association of the UK. Originally the competition took place in Wimbledon but was moved to Bisley in 1890. There were both individual and team shooting events during the Bisley meeting. A variety of shooting competitions still take place at Bisley today. Draycott was himself a skilled competitive marksman, and followed the sport with interest.
Working on Keith Road.
Fixing creek. Making Plank Bottom. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Neill take a walk in my garden. To Shiells in evening. Buying odds & ends. He leaves to Calgary Monday.