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[no signature but handwriting is Edna's]

Box 12-059 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Edna
Feb 24 1915
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham, Quebec
From: Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario

My dear Calvin,

Annie is improving so we think Mary and Hilda may make a cook of her yet and her wrist seems alright.

Douglas Culham has gone to the country for a six months' rest as he'd worked to [sic] hard. He was very blue and morbid so the doctor advocated a long change. It's my own idea that he's had a hard time making anything this was such a poor year for making anything of that kind.

Olive Culham, Marion & Mrs.C. are at Pau, in the South of France. Marion is studying the language but Lorna thinks O. is rather homesick amongst so many foreigners.

Mattie Davidson is giving a tea for Gracie this afternoon. The former still maintains something of a belligerent attitude towards the placid Gracie. Roy is quartered in the Women's building at the Exhibition grounds and is under an officer by the name of Brown who used to be in Guelph some years ago under Col. Davidson.

Lizzie Maclaren went from Barrie to Whitby where she is visiting at Judge McGillivray's. Mrs. Beaver left the Maclarens on Bold St. after giving Mrs. Maclaren a raking over the coals for not paying her enough. Thereupon Mrs. Maclaren put her fingers in her ears & ordered her out of the room. Mr. Mac. sized up the situation by saying her feet had grown too large for her boots.

Mary has to eat so much honey to make up for your not being here that it's a wonder she does not get fat. I would not dare touch on this delicate subject in her presence or I'd get myself in wrong.

I may enclose a letter I had from Hattie Dickie or a sheet of it but don't bother returning it as I've read it.

[balance of letter missing].




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