17 February 1914; Tuesday

Got up about 7.45. Busy at work. Signs more peaceful. Father’s pain still bad and I telephoned for the doctor in the morning. George had to go to Newcastle in the afternoon. Went down to annual choir meeting. Mr Chadwick presided. A meeting not very business­like and nothing satisfactory done. Decided to commence the ½d per week. Played ping-pong for a minute or two.

Dr Blair said Father had gone back a few days, but that he hoped it was nothing serious.