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W6758 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 23 1911
To: Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae Muskoka
From: Chippawa

My dearest Calvin,

Your letter has just come and I am glad to know you feeling so well. We are very comfortable here indeed. Mary has gained three lbs, a pound a week which I think is very good, as you know it is almost impossible to fatten her. Edna is thoroughly well and pleased with this place, and I am feeling much rested. I had a long letter from Miss Fisher who has a delightful time and is sailing next Saturday for home. Yesterday was May Mathewson's wedding day and Nellie James was to be there. So Edna hopes to have a full report.

So Mr. Young of St. John's is going to Pittsburg, he is expected here to-day, this was, I think, his first change. It is a very small church here and the minister is not interesting so I am afraid the attendance will not increase. The natural gas escapes so badly, do not think I can go again. If I stay till September, will not be at home to welcome you, but will not be long after. Wish I had known of this place earlier in the season, it takes so long to get really stronger when one has got overdone. Up at Bayfield after that extreme heat, the cold gave me some rheumatism in my arm. Edna and I went down to the Park one evening she was enraptured with the flowers. Then we went over to the Clifton House and looked it over and sat on the verandah. There are so many electric lights on all the buildings and bridges, it looks like an illumination. One could spend an income on trolley rides here.

Well, I'll enclose H.'s letters to give you any news. With much love from all.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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