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Box 12-358 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Edna McQuesten
Oct 22 1910
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst, Saskatchewan
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Calvin,

As my birthday comes on a Sunday, I'm celebrating it to-day Saturday. So I began by opening your letter this morning. Mama & I were much amused by it and it is to be taken to the mountain for the benefit of the other members of the family. We are all to have tea there to-night to celebrate my birthday. I was also delighted to receive the money. You will be giving away all you earn, I'm afraid.

Lucinda, the girl came yesterday and seems very quick and says she does not mind how much she does so long as people are pleased. She has red hair and wears glasses and is very small and neat.

Mr. Murray called yesterday and brought me a very pretty boquet [sic] of flowers.

Last night Mary and I went to see Mrs. Mullin's sister of 86 and her daughter Mrs. Lawrence and Olive. She is a dear old lady, slight and small with dark hair. She is wide awake and very attractive. She does not go out at all but is up and down to meals. Olive looks very thin after typhoid but Mrs. Lawrence says she has been free of her rheumatism since having it.

Mattie Davidson has been in and was telling me all about John Van Ostrand's wedding. She was taken to it in an automobile of Mr. V.'s from station and had a fine time. She said John was very cool and collected. His mother thought he might have waited a couple of years as he's only twenty-four. She said the dresses were lovely. Little Gretchen, the maid-of-honor, wore primrose silk stockings and satin shoes to match. Her hat was white beaver trimmed with yellow chiffon and roses made of chiffon. The church was packed and if it hadn't been a fine day so the guests could go in the garden the house would have been [packed]. It was a very tiny house. Only relatives were invited, I think Mattie said.

There is no word of the Thomson's coming back. Must close now.

Your affectionate sister


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