Box 12-492 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from William Murray
Jan 2 1911
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 449 9th Street Edmonton, Alberta
From: 'Athol Bank' Hamilton, Ontario
My dear Calvin,
Many thanks for your splendid many-featured "Card" received this morning, along with your Church's Christmas Festival programme, proving how much you are all up to date even in new remote Edmonton. Dr. Fletcher and his son Hugh enjoyed seeing reading them when here with Charles and myself dining today; and in the afternoon at "Cosy Cottage" on the Mountain in the afternoon I had the pleasure of showing them to your mother & Ruby.
Apart from the joy of being in civilization in the City and occupying so important a position there, you couldn't have been awfully sorry to make the trek from that Manse of no Romance in Sask. to the comfortable quarters your mother tells me you have secured with such nice people in Edmonton. You must take care however not to work too hard. Self preservation is the first law of nature.
I found Ruby remarkably well and lively, surrounded by flowers and all that was cheerful. Hilda is plump and bright; and in spite of her hard work & anxiety for so long, your mother looks as well as she has done for a long time. The success and popularity of her boys had, of course, a good deal to do with it.
We had our old friend Mr. Cunningham for us on Sunday, and he gave us a couple of excellent sermons. He & Mr. Ketchen exchanged.
Mrs. Ketchen, you probably know, is in Winnipeg just now, awaiting awaiting [sic] the arrival of a parcel from the sky for her daughter from the Stork. They are all well in when we are interested up there?
Murray Hendrie you would hear has secured "Nan" Gilmour (nee Turner) for a wife--a lucky catch for him.
Brother Charles joins me in reciprocating your kind wishes for 1911; and I am, Dear Calvin,
The Rev'd C. McQuesten