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War Years

Particularly involved with Poppy day.

"that was grand fun ... People who wanted to dodge not buying a poppy, I'd catch them on the other side of the car or where ever they went"

Wrote to `boys' overseas and describes packing up parcels.

"lady from shop gave me the tins ... cut them down ...pack parcels and do them up in calico"

Decribes how mother brought flowers from garden, sold at patriotic hut to raise money. Remembers transporting sick soldiers to concerts.

"got the measles from them, not that I was that close either... they were very sick boys a lot of them"

Describes military presence in Waikato, the different training camps.