18 Thur. Cold, dismal, drizzle all day. Only Aunt Hannah called to-day. Ciss went to Tolworth to help Lily with the arrangements. The funeral will be on Monday, the service at Cottenham Park Church and the burial at Merton. To Wimbledon in afternoon to buy a black Anthony Eden hat and a black tie. Bought a pink plastic duck for Margaret. To tell Aunt Liza the times of the funeral also to Alf’s where I met Joyce Booth and her young man.
19 Fri. Rather cold, less dull than of late. Did my shopping in the afternoon this Friday, all locally. Also took letters to Mr Petts, Edna Road and Mr Trory, Taunton Avenue. Wrote letters to Mr Conrade and Rev. Chas Staden. Mrs Child called.