Box 12-267 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Hilda McQuesten
Apr 30 1912
To: Reverend Calvin McQuesten
Many Many happy returns of the day, my dearest Calvinus and as usual you are not home for a birthday treat. However this year you may get a good number of "feeds"! seeing as your devoted family will be with you this summer.
I am busy as usual but am getting on fairly with my various sewing. Mary and Edna have gone off for wild flowers with 'Hilda.' Hope they will arrive safely home. I don't think I have any more nerve left for driving.
Emily Colquhoun has just telephoned me to go up there this afternoon and to go over to Rod's to see his farm. So I must hurry.
As Mother, Mary and Edna are all writing, you will probably hear any news there is. Am sure we will have a very pretty manse. We have got curtains for the dining room and I am wondering now that the library had been painted & papered freshly, perhaps you would have some preference for a certain kind of curtain.
I had thought of a stencilled scrim with a green design but perhaps a plain scrim would be better. Am thinking up a number of things. So your birthday present will come later in the shape of something for the manse. With much love.
1 This letter was in the same envelope with Box 12-271 of the same date.