Box 12-555 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Dec 14 1910
To: Calvin McQuesten 449 Ninth Ave. Edmonton, Alberta
My dearest Calvin,
Your letter came to Ruby to-day, so glad you marked it, "not private" as I really had to open it, the time seemed so long since we had a letter. I am sure you would be very busy, church life is the most busy of all I think. Am hurrying off to the post with your Greek Testament and the printing frames, could not find, at least Mary could not, the book by David, but will look again. Tom is off to Toronto, he is busy now in preparation for his Osgoode exam papers. Yesterday was an excursion to Toronto, so I ran down to see poor Mrs. Bell, who has been suffering greatly there in a Rest home under Dr. McPhedran. Both the home and the doctor a farce in my opinion, made up their minds she was just a nervous patient and imagined her pain so treatment was brutal. The nurses now see them. The nurses now see them [?] now and are penitent but for the doctor I have no use at all. I took her some pink roses and she was so glad to see me. Took my lunch with Maggie and visited Willie Mackay in their home on Jarvis St. Too large for them and of course Willie does not like it, misses the Park so much. Their house just opposite Gloucester, & Lyle Wm. Mul[?]. W. was pleased to receive your paper. Much to be pitied, so totally alone. Gordon dying of paresis (paralysis of brain) at Guelph cannot be managed at home, tho' his wife has done every thing possible.
Ruby about as usual, has not been up since Sunday but will take up your letter after dinner. All so glad you are to keep Xmas with Lorna. Wish we could express a box, but distance is great. Have had cold weather, but mild to-day. With fondest love.