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Aug 23 1906
To: Mary Baker McQuesten Hamilton Ontario
From: Staney Brae Lake Joseph Ontario

Staney Brae
Aug 23rd 1906
Dear Mother,

We received your card this evening. Had a splendid time here
[The rest of the first page is illegible].

When I came home and told the girls [???].

The criticism of one pretends in private council the ideas you mentioned a [?] the youth, I hope he means well, I believe he does, but he is a sad specimen, [?] tell that from to ballast it is well that foolish ones of this world are to befriend the [?] extend taking the trip to [???].
[Next few sentences illegible].

Please excuse the writing but the girls are doing gymnastics and the floor is continuously shaking. We certainly wish up a racket but no one hears us. Was out for a lovely vail night [???] now delightful silence is I have learned so little quite well both stern & how we never lose a row boat here if we can get a canoe. The girls are at preses & above [?] the papers a piece if board has just mused my head, and Alice has just landed on my bed.

As it is bedtime and I must obey my Aunt's must be made and hoping to see you Friday, I remain,
Loving regards,
Mary B. McQuesten 1

1 An unnumbered letter in the archive dated 1906 is also from Mary Baldwin McQuesten. It appears to be about a photo which is missing from the letter. It is addressed to her brother Calvin McQuesten.
Box 13
McLeod Alberta
Sept 19, 1906

Dear Cal,
Do you recognize any of the three? It was taken over one of the C.P.R. bridges near Staney Brae. Florence sends her love and is sorry she was not in it but she had to take it. Will tell you all about the time I had when I see you. Hope you are well.
P.S. I forgot to say that the man on the right hand side is Clarence Leonard. Think he was away from camp last X-Mas.

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