W5546 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Hilda
Jul 14 1906
To: MacLeod, Alberta
From: "Willow Bank" Eglinton, [Toronto] Ontario
It seems a shame not to have written you before, but before leaving home was so fearfully busy that after writing second the question.
I came here on the 12th and am enjoying myself immensely. Last week we went up the Humber in canoes and had a lovely time Mr. Gartshore being the only one. 1 Since then we have gone for a couple of nice drives. The Gartshore's have two horses now so we can always have one, one belongs to Leslie who brought it from Alberta where it had taken first prize at some race or other. It is a beautiful little horse.
To-day I am suffering from some burned arms, Winnie, Helen and I picked currants for two half day and earned a couple of dollars each, we are going downtown to have a good blow in some day soon. I picked 25 qts of black currants, wasn't that pretty good? Yesterday afternoon we went for a drive and also to pick wild raspberries. We took our tea with us and as Winnie and I had got a qt. basket each & berries before tea we struck and would not pick anymore. We left them and went off with the horse and had a lovely five mile drive.
Boysie is out on a farm haying just now, he went the night before last, he's such a nice boy although not very strong.
Mother, Ruby and Edna seem to like [?] very much, I wish if you could have been up there with them, it does seem too bad that you always have to be working. Such discouraging work I am sure it must be up there.
However, cheer up old boy, Christmas will soon come round and perhaps the coming years will be bright and more encouraging.
Will write soon again but in the country there is not a great deal doing.
Helen sends her love and also with a great deal from.
Your loving sister,
1 For more on the Gartshores, see W4815.