Box 12-720 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 7 1912
To: Calvin McQuesten [Bracebridge,Ontario]
My dearest Calvin
First of all I wish to thank you for the beautiful letter which came to me this morning. A son who can write such sweet words to his mother deserves the best church in the Country. It is certainly wonderful to look back over the years and realize that they are past and that we are in such easy circumstances. Sometimes one is tempted to think that the sorest trials might have been averted if there had not been such a scarcity of money, but then we feel that is not for us to say. God was managing our affairs for us, and He surely knew the best way.
That Bracebridge call is very trying, it would have been so much more comfortable and satisfactory if it had been unanimous but we can only wait to hear more of the real state of affairs. It seems to me, it must be a long time since Mr. Bremner was there. Mr. Craw was there for years. Perhaps he will withdraw. We are interested to know what class in the congregation favoured yourself, that would make a great difference. Mr. McK. would be able to know, if you had the better class in your favour, you would soon win the other, they would probably want Mr. B. for some personal reasons. But I am just very sorry that you should have this continued uncertainty for it is very trying on you, and makes it hard to keep your mind on your work. With very much love.
Your affec'te mother
M. B. McQuesten