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W7044 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 21 1928
To: Calvin McQuesten [?]
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

Dearest Calvin,

The enclosed was left at the door last night by a man who seemed anxious to have it reach you by 20th. M. explained you were away, but would send on. We had a delightful afternoon yesterday at Guelph Tom drove us up in our fine car leaving here about 1:45 and reaching G. before three. There had been a great rain all night and forenoon, but cleared beautifully for us and was cool and pleasant. At Puslinch Lake to which Edna wished to go, it was really too cold, but revived Tom greatly after excessive heat of previous days. Edna said we could have tea there so we drove about, down thro' Hespeler, till time for six o'clock "supper." It was excellent, thin sliced tongue, scalloped potatoes, a tomato with salad dressing, celery, lovely tea biscuits and to top off, a little ice-cream with a chocolate sauce, and small cakes, bread & butter, tea or coffee with good cream, properly made tea & coffee We all enjoyed it immensely and really it was very pleasant to have no strange driver. E. seems to have no desire to come to H.[Hamilton] M. & H. have about mastered the car; which is a relief for at one time M. was so nervous for fear of injuring such an expensive car, that she almost gave up.

Miss [?] is only away on vacation and at same time taking a lad home to Bermuda.

As result of heat & rain garden is almost a jungle everything so large, poppies of course, but we are going to attack them. Beautiful white lilies splendid ramblers and others. The lacquer tree covered with flowers. M. is waiting to post this. Mrs. Bell is here, just received invitation to lunch on Monday. Glad to know you are having such a satisfactory holiday! With love from all.

Your affectionate mother

M.B. McQuesten

P.S. Yesterday had fine piece of sea salmon sent from Nova Scotia by Dr. Brown to Norman.

[Enclosure] Dear M. McQuesten, I will send to you again next month. Your [sic] Sincerely H. Payne.

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