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W6867 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 4 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dear Calvin,

We are very busy this week with our sewing. Miss Honeycomb here and we are glad to get it all done in this cool weather. I hope your garden did not suffer with the frost, it was not so bad here as reported. Lizzie Maclaren told they had snow and frost out at Denver, vegetables frozen.

I am only just beginning to recover from last month's doings I think one feels more and more tired for awhile before you begin to rally. Yesterday I met Jean McKerracher downtown, she mentioned a nice letter from you. She was staying a few days longer, as her mother had had a very bad heart attack twice and the girls got such a nervous shock with their father's death, and of course previously Annie was just worn out. Did I tell you Mary got $75 back from Dr. Pratt? Have you given up the idea of going to Northfield or where are you going? Tom, I believe is going to take his holidays in Aug. this year, for which I am very glad, as then he need be only one month at home alone. Do not know just when he is going, sometimes he talks of some place down in Nova Scotia, or where Herbie Bell is.

Hilda says, you must excuse her writing, she has been so busy ever since she came home. Well, Calvin dear, I really seem to be very dull. We have had a great showing of iris in the garden quantities of those fine old blue ones, the peonies promise well and so do the roses. The winter was mild. Well I must close. With much love from all.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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