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Box 12-350 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Edna McQuesten
Jan 5 1911
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten [Likely, Edmonton, Alberta]
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton, Ontario

My dear Cal,

I remembered the other day that I hadn't thanked you for the Coppley prints. You see how addled my poor head has become with Christmas excitement. Mary was much pleased with hers. I haven't framed them yet as my money is all gone.

Mama received your letter today. We had been wondering why we hadn't heard. The mails are late at this time of year. All the letters nearly seem slow in coming.

Don't work too hard, they will impose on you if don't look out. It seems to me the managers should do the canvassing and not you.

We had Marion Robinson with us and now we have Mary Taylor. So we're kept busy. However it is a pleasure to have Mary Taylor. She is such good company and a help in the house. She came up for a "Tea" the Careys and Murtons gave at the Conservatory.

Connie Turnbull was in for tea on Monday evening. We kept New Year's then although we had no callers. I was reading in the Globe that calling has gone out in Toronto on New Year's. It certainly has here. The voters were busy, 1500 women, a record number were out. They carried the temperance vote for Mayor Lees. Twelve hundred were for him on account of temperance. Mama & Tom voted.

It has come in very windy and cold. I have been enjoying "Day Dreams" immensely, it is the nicest book I've read for a long time. I'm at the "Second Chance." It is very entertaining.

We are keeping the socks Sydney Little sent you till you come home as they are summer ones. But we'll send the handkerchiefs and ties. Lorna's snapshots were a great surprise. They are lovely but very poor of Mr. Slater. I liked Lorna's with him but not in the group. Olive is fine in that.

Must close as the two Marys are chattering at a great rate.

Yours affec.


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