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Box 12-249 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Edna McQuesten
Dec 29 1910
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 449 Ninth St. Edmonton, Alberta
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton, Ontario

My dear Cal,

Many thanks for the book "Day Dreams." I think it will be very enjoyable. Mama and Tom gave me a fine gold-mounted umbrella, Mary a bow, Ruby a collar protector, Hilda a box of chocolates and embroidered collar and jabot. Mama gave me a box of note paper and a candy rooster. Mrs. Thomson gave me a thistle brooch and Laura a neck-lace. Nellie James sent me a pair of bed-socks and Olive a picture. Mai Mathewson sent me a very handsome silver photo frame, Winnie Gartshore a scripture calender, and Mrs. Bates a basket of choice apples which her grandson brought Saturday morning.

I'm invited to the James's next week, received pressing invitations from Miss James and Nellie. They were delighted with the book I sent them, "Half a Chance." They read it aloud. Yesterday I had a bilious attack as a result of Christmas. The day before I had a ride in the Laziers' automobile with Nellie Mullin and had my dinner shaken round in me, hence the direful result.

We wondered if you helped develope [sic] the snap shots Lorna sent me. They are very pretty indeed.

I had Connie Turnbull in to tea Christmas evening. Tuesday Carrie Barclay came up and she told us Miss Patton died of cancer of the stomach like her father. The latest engagement is Hattie Greening to Charlie Bull. Nan Gilmour was married yesterday to Murray Hendrie. Bob Mullin sent Mama a very handsome azalea, a red one for Christmas. Must close now.



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