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W5736 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Nov 21 1906
To: Calvin McQuesten Macleod, Alberta
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Calvin,

As to Cook Book. The noted ones are very expensive and useless to most housekeepers. The one Hilda saw at the Gartshores and thought so useful is a very nice looking book, not very large, cost 75 cts., but the title is unfortunate "A little Cook-book for a little girl" with picture of little girl on the front cover, otherwise it is a useful book for a woman. I have got one to give Edna and could send it to you if you say so, and if you do not like it, bring it home for Edna. Otherwise you might just send to the Westminster Co. for one of Ralph Connor's books or Marion Keith's "Duncan Polite" or "The Silver Maple"; the first is the best. $1.25 "The Prospector" is fine, I think, if they have not read it.

We are expecting Ruby tomorrow, she had been troubled a good deal with headache and could get Jean Ross to take her place for a few nights, so is just going to have a longer holiday. Mission Band sale on Friday, so all are busy. Let me know if you wish me to send Cook Book. You see I could send it for you to see and then if you did not think it sufficient, bring it back with you for Edna. With much love Your mother. Saw Ken Trigge with lady to-day. Paper says Mr. & Mrs. K.M. Trigge at the Waldorf, she was pretty, dark and small, could she be the widow?

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