15 July 2012

2 - 6 July 1942 : hymns, cricket & aspidistra

Note: excerpts of 2nd to 5th.
2 Thur. To graves in evening to stake the lichnis chalcedonica... Children came to practise anniversary hymns.

On this day. Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "Men may make mistakes, and learn from their mistakes... Men may have bad luck, and their luck may change."

3 Fri. ...a hard day's work weeding and hoeing... to Alf's in evening; gave him plant of lichnis chalcedonica. He lent me a book on roses.
4 Sat. Looked in at John Innes Ground and saw some fine batting by Radcliffe playing for Merton. He is a Cambridge Varsity man and scored 103 not out, of a total of 208 for 5. Saw poppies in Mr.Hound's(?) garden.
5 Sun. Little Gwen called: she comes by herself now. Walk on Common in evening: the scent of the lime trees is delightful.
6 Mon. Rather warm, the sun shone between occasional breaks in the clouds; light showers. Did a lot of shopping using my cycle including going to Morden. Aunt Nellie called in morning to take an aspidistra. Trying the experiment of raising roses from sliced off dormant buds, striking them in the gentle heat of the compost heap. Picked the goosberry crop amounting to six pounds.

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