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W5980 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister (Margaret) Edna
Sep 9 1907
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst , Saskatchewan
From: Oakville, Ontario

Dear Calvin,

This is the last letter I will be writing you before you come home.1

I'm being got ready for Annie Fletcher's wedding. Mama got me a white China silk when I was away and Hilda is making it.2

I got a letter from Olive to day, she is at Brown's Brae near Norway Point. Brown the family up by the church. They have had a house for the summer as Mrs. Culhain has not been well and required a change and rest. Olive enjoyed the summer immensely and slept out of doors all but two nights when it rained. Loma is back at her teaching in Hamilton and keeping house for her Grandmother whilst Miss Copp is at their place in Muskoka for a few week's change. Loma found Muskoka rather tame. Old Mrs. Ogg died at the City Hospital of Cancer and it is very difficult to know what to do with Mr. Ogg. Just now he is in the Hospital with ulcers on his legs. He has had varicose veins a long time and they say he looks very worn out. We only hope he wont [sic] recover because he doesn't want to go to the House of Refuge.

Oakville is rather dull without the Culhains but they are to be back the 26th or 27th of this month. We expect to be here till Christmas.

[?] Gartshore was camping with Winnie and the rest at Sparrow Lake. She is certainly wild but she is very comical. Her Mother doesn't know what to do with her to render her 5983 [to be continued from fiche]

1 On October 23, 1907, Edna writes to her brother Calvin in Toronto.

2 The McQuestens have sometimes hired a dressmaker to come in but possibly because of financial constraints that is difficult at this time. Hilda often does sewing for the family.

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