W-MCP1-3a.032 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his mother Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 28 1904
To: Thomas McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St Toronto, Ontario
My dear dear boy,
We have had such a week of it, that I am quite dazed this morning. Monday night just as we were going to bed, two gentlemen arrived as delegates, we were not expecting till Tuesday, but fortunately room was ready. Mr. Hamilton, President of Association and Mr. Tibb, the Gartshore's minister at Eglinton. They had to come on Monday as they were on executive, they were very nice indeed and we enjoyed having time though it made an immense amount of work.
Then Mary's friend, Jeanne Galbraith of Guelph arrived Tuesday, so we had quite a party. That same day was social at church and the girls were rushing all day, there was a large attendance. Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Angus Sutherland poured tea at one end and little Mrs. Cook & I at other. Mrs. S. you know, is oldest member & Mrs. Cook was her bridesmaid. I took up our two silver sets for table and it all looked very fine.
In the evening we had speeches from Mr. Inglis (the son of Dr. Inglis the first minister of MacNab. He was most comical, wish you could have heard him (will try & tell you another time) and Mr. Clark of London. Last night was uncle's 67th birthday, we invited him for tea and he seemed to enjoy it, talking with the other gentlemen; the latter went away this morning and last night Mr. Hamilton sent up a dozen beautiful pink and white roses. He is the actuary of North American Insurance Co.
Mary went with Laura Hostetter on Turbinia to-day. I have not yet found out whether Macassa will delay leaving for voters next week or whether Turbinia will run or not. Have you decided to come up for election? Before posting this will try to find out about boats. It seems too much to pay railway fare.
I have not told Cal, but his boxes from Macleod came on Wednesday, charged nearly fifteen dollars. I paid six going out. Am going to send in appeal after I consult Mr. C. The bill for fixing tree came in to-day for $5.50. This is the way my money melts. You had better write Capt. Anderson for your money but will send you some next week. Did you get the five I sent you on Monday? The Gooderhams must have a fine house. Ruby said she had a fine letter from you. Excuse this brief one, but have to hurry off. May God bless & keep you near to Him. With fondest love.