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Box 12-421 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 8 1910
To: Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst, Saskatchewan
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Calvin,

I have had a busy week, reached here on Tuesday evening and next morning Tom and I met Mr. Paterson at the top of the Incline and inspected the cottage. It is, what people call a cute little place and when we have fixed it up will be quite nice. Mr. P. has put another window into the south side of Ruby's room and now it has four windows. Her room is one side of the house, so she has a fine view over the bay and can see every one passing. We are getting it prettily papered. Then on other side of a small hall are two small rooms, front room to be sitting room with a camp bed in it and the back room a bed-room, back of hall and bed-room, a kitchen and two rooms opening off, we'll use for a pantry and coal room. The work is being hurried on and I am expecting them all down on Friday. Tom and I go out to Livverup for dinner, but he gets me my breakfast and tea too.

Wednesday we took tea with Mrs. Mullin, she has heard at last from Archie, he has been sent to start a branch of the bank in B.C., cannot remember name of place. It began to rain on Monday night and rained on day and night. So we were glad to see the sun yesterday. Have not heard a world from the family since I left. Then Mrs. Mullin proposed that we should take a trip to Brantford by Radial, so we went this afternoon had an hour there returning by 5 o'clock car, the day was beautiful and the trees very pretty and the fields of green wheat really lovely. We finished up with tea at Mrs. Mullins again. Tom had gone to the Foot-ball match, where Hamilton beat Ottawa, I am glad to say.

It was certainly a very kind Providence that you were at Knox Coll. just when you were. Tom thinks Davidson a very poor successor to Prof. McF. Mr. Drummond's name has been mentioned as successor to Dr. Gordon at Queen's. Mr. Miller has resigned from Knox Church Toronto. I wonder who wrote report of his farewell, one would think him a remarkable man.

We are much amused with a story about May Ketchen. Mattie D. said, she thought she would like to have the baby; with a very disgusted expression. May said "you'll not like him, he isn't nice." Mattie "why isnít he?" May replied "Because he throws off."

Well it is getting late and we must go to bed. The time is getting very short. You will be very busy, preparing to leave, With much love and hoping you will be able to leave everything in a satisfactory way.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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