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W6186 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 7 1908
To: Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst Saskatchewan
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Calvin,

The enclosed letter will do instead of a long letter, R's [Ruby] just came this morning. This morning I went in to see Mr. Wilpriss the manager of Bank of Montreal, he is a very genial man and I arranged with him to deposit money to Ruby's credit at Calgary without the expense of sending it. To-day is the S.S. [Sunday School] picnic to Brantford but none of us were going. Unfortunately the day has been very without sun and now it is raining.

You will see by the paper the death of Mr. Ketchen's brother of sunstroke out at Creelman 100 miles from Regina. He was very clever, gifted as a speaker. All last week until last night Mr. K. was up with his father waiting for the body. Mrs. Ketchen, her mother & sister waiting for him to start for the seaside as previously arranged. However they start to-day. Yesterday was fearfully warm 94 in the shade, but to-day is cooler. The roses nearly gone, but now we have the poppies, petunias & marigolds. Most thoughtful if those men will help you with your work. You know I had understood that some one was to work your land for the crop and so did Tom. Had no idea you were to pay for any work. Hope the men will bring some grub with them. I am feeling very much improved.

With much love

Your Mother

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