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W-MCP1-3a.018 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his mother Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 13 1907
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Tom,

There is no certainty as to our movements yet. Mr. Chisholm heard from Mr. Mason the Club Sec. that the cost of a new Club House is going to be so great that the committee is afraid to go on without another meeting of the members. If they decide to go on it will be alright with us. This suspense has really been very trying, between one and another it has lasted now for so many weeks, that it has taken away all comfort, for one cannot help thinking. We just hope they will have a meeting on Saturday and settle it. Poor Mason is worried to death, about it too, for he has the money &c. on his head.

Mary and Hilda heard Dr. Grenfell last night, he is a very wonderful man. He stayed at Amisfield and had an afternoon's meeting at Mrs. Watkins.1

Well Tomity dear, I hope you are getting along satisfactorily with your work.

You must let me know when you need money.2 Next Wednesday is Mary's Birthday. David Gillies and Miss McG. were married to-day.

On Monday evening Mrs. Mullin took me to the Roller Rink; about 40 young ladies were giving a Fancy Drill for the Daughters of the Empire. It was really a very pretty sight.

Hilda braced herself to-day and went to the dentist's where she had two old wisdom teeth taken out, without gas. Will write again as soon as I have any definite word. May God bless and keep you. With love from all.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

1 For more information on Dr. Grenfell, see W-MCP2-4.053 which includes his image, IMG234.

2 We note that Ruby has been sending her salary home for Tom's education. Sometimes she sends directly to Tom and at other times she sends the money to her mother to be divided as necessary. In April of 1907, Tom is due to graduate in June, at which time Ruby is exhausted and already ill. After a lengthy illness, she dies of tuberculosis in April 1911. For Ruby's illness see W6135, and for her biographical sketch, click on "Family" on the Home Page, and then on her picture.

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