I raked all the pine needles off the back lawn. Ethel went to DLM.
Grandma and grandad had large lawns at the front and back of their house. These were surrounded by pine trees. So, a lot of time had to be spent raking off needles and cones, particularly prior to mowing, see Chapter 109.
Ethel refers to my grandmother Ethel May Cecilia Parkin. DLM refers to Drayton Ladies’ Meeting, a women’s meeting she was involved with at Drayton Methodist Church, see Chapter 107.