W6785 TO THOMAS MCQUESTEN, ESQ. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 2 1912
To: Thomas McQuesten 'Whitehern' Jackson St. W. Hamilton, Ontario
From: 'The Manse' Bracebridge Ontario
My dearest Tom,
You will think me slow in writing, but really I could do nothing but eat and sleep until to-day when I feel quite active. This house is just as pretty as can be, a lovely hall and library in particular and bath-room too, these are the newly papered ones, the rest are quite nice enough too. Edna is delighted with it all, and has gained wonderfully. To-day she and Hilda went off to take the 6:30 boat, ( think of that! ) They met a Mrs. Torby of Guelph who invited them up to her island which they will reach at noon and take dinner there. Expect them home about 9 this evening. Cal and I have just returned from dinner at Queen's Hotel, then we did a little shopping and now we are going out with the horse to make some calls. I am just enjoying it all immensely. Cal seems so well and we hear he is very much liked and Hilda and Edna say he preaches so well. Nellie James thought he preached better than Canon Cody often did. We are going to arrange for a reception as soon as possible.
If the weather keeps cool to make it pleasant for you, think you would quite enjoy seeing it all at Civic Holiday time. Mary will find it lovely for sleeping. Have just to close. With fondest love.
Your affectionate mother