W5606 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her daughter Hilda McQuesten
Aug 18 1906
To: Mary Baker McQuesten
From: Walkerton Ontario
My darling Mother,
Your letter has just come and as it is a week since I last wrote think it is up to me to write again.
I received a terrible shock when I saw Edna's letter it almost proved too much for her sister Touse.
The weather here has been and is terrificly hot and I have again postponed my visit to Thames Road at prounced them. I have written Mrs Fletcher and I don't think she will grieve over not having a visitor in the warm weather.
We go out paddling late in the afternoon and enjoy it so much I am quite "tickled" the way I can manage a canoe.
There is nothing much to do till in this [warm??] the last week has been spent in sleeping, eating etc.
Sunday evening we drove up to the show [rest of line illegible] a Mrs Tormax took Mable & me for a drive one evening which was quite enjoyable.
It seems wonderful that Mrs M. stays on so long and poor old Mr M 93 years old is he not? Maggie certainly has her trials.
I was so delighted to hear about Cal he owes me a letter. I wonder if they have had as little rain in Hamilton as they have had here. I have not had a rainy day since coming here, everything is so humid up and the roads are terribly dusty. Had a long letter from Mattie Davidson the other day, her maid has been away three weeks but they hope to have another soon. Poor Mattie is pretty tired I'm afraid. Such a time as she has had, I feel quite selfish having such a rest & she cleaning away [??]. Mattie says she has only been to church in the evenings and the congregation so deplorably thin. [??] [??] must have had a lovely day. I wish you could have gone with her.
With a great deal of love to you all and hoping ere soon to see you all.
Your loving daughter
Give Edna my most sincere & hearty thanks for her letter I will stop and write soon