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W5418 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Sep 19 1905
To: Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae, Muskoka
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Cal

Was very glad you just sent me a card and saved your time; just do the same this week, for I am sure you are just wanting to use these last few days to their best advantage. We have been having a very anxious and trying time with Edna. But I think she is considerably better on the whole. But she is simply crazy on the subject of going to school. The failing in physics has never been out of her mind and the craze to go to Queen's so that she could really say she was through. Sometimes I have been afraid her mind had become unhinged. But I trust God in his mercy will save her from that. Everything is so exaggerated in her mind! I had a very nice letter from Mrs. Ketchen, they were so appreciative of McNab St. peoples gift, it did not arrive till reception was going on, but had heard a great deal about it from her family; it certainly was a magnificent case.

Ruby writes that they have a very large school almost sixty boarders. We have been having some very warm days and a great deal of rain. I hope whatever day you come you will be able to catch a train for home. Turbinia's last trip is at 6 o'clock the other is 4:30 p.m. So boats are no use. The Macassa just runs once a day from here. Well, Calvin, dear, I must close. We shall be so happy to have you and keep you as long as possible. The girls are busy as usual preserving &c. With much love.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

[P.S.] Sabbath Evening
Dearest Cal,

Ruby will have told you all the news and I am just adding a word to remind you to be on outlook for some reasonable place, where perhaps Mary could get board for a few weeks. She really needs a change, and if she could get board reasonably might manage to send her. Perhaps some of your parishioners might give your sister for less.

With much love

Your mother

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