W4462 TO CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Mary Baldwin McQuesten.
Apr 30 1901
To: Calvin McQuesten.
From: Mary Baldwin McQuesten, Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario.
Hamilton April 30th 1901
Just a few lines to wish you many happy returns of the day, am bringing you a little present with me.
We are all rushed to death, house-cleaning and serving. I am so glad you have got your wheel. The brake must be great. Mrs. Glasscos has been behaving "ugly" again. He went up to the house, pulled up the tennis poles and took them, the net and roller away with him and ordered them to leave the house as it was his until the lease expired. The Glassco's tried to get a house in the city but could not find one so are going to take the Cook's old house, the one next to the Proudfoots.
The Glasscos think they will like it better but it does not suit one so well there old tennis court there, but of course it is not much good, as it has not been rolled for years. We have a new family at the Church, the George Moneuks. The oldest daughter Virgie is a fresh but seems to fascinate the Callow youths. Reggie Glassco, Hugh Fletcher and the Wright boys seem to be infatuated with her. I would not care to even bow to her on the street. Perhaps when she has lived in canada some time, she may improve, but at present is a genuine "yankee". Last Sunday I went down to the Mullins for some tonic for Mamma and to my amazement found the "Unk" seated in the easiest drawing toom chair "enjoying himself". Mrs. Mullin had asked him and Mrs. Malloch for dinner. Mrs. McTavish came to see us Satruday evening he looks a little better and sems to enjoy having an assistant to help in his work. Tavish, Mrs. Fletcher would like as sesnsible a view in by the time he stops, the church will be "nil". We saw by the "Lines" that Niel Richie is going to Columbia to engage in mission work Mamma hopes he will get a good hard place to bring him out of himself.
James buchanan has added stained glass windows to the vestry. It looks rather odd but perhaps some day we may have all the church windows the same. We expect to have the opening the second week in May.
Well my dear boy as Mattie Davidson has come in must close, expecting to see you next week,
Your loving sister
Mary B. McQuesten