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W7103 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 24 1930
To: Calvin McQuesten Foote's Bay Muskoka
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dear Calvin,

The weather has been so warm that I have not been so keen on letter writing. Fortunately it has generally cooled off enough to sleep quite well but no rain so Mary and Archie have had all they could do to keep things watered. It looks as if St. Swithins Day came true. Mr.Chisholm got home on on [sic] Monday and is doing quite well as Aleck thinks. On Saturday the Scottish games were at the Stadium Mr. C. had invited a man from Winnipeg to lead the pipes and intended to entertain him but was in Hospital. Tom put in a terrible day, it was fearfully hot and Hilda took into her head (not realizing how much it might be) to go and take Mattie who of course was crazy to go M. was lead on to go too and I thought they would all be sun struck, an open stadium going at 2 o'clock. They had endless dances and pipes never played till 5 o'clock and they had to come home before the grand finale.

I do not like to think that your holiday is so far gone and I think you had better take a longer time, it is well you have escaped the heat so far. It is very interesting to see and hear so many birds and ducks. I think they must have been fed near your shack.

It is quite amazing the way the Liberal leaders keep up the fight and it seems as if they must win, but so many people are ignorant & mulish, that we cannot help feeling anxious. To-day Mrs. Randles was saying she heard some men talking about employment and they spoke of the Greening Wire Works and told that they only gave their married men $15 a week and spent the money on other things as we know.

Did you read in last Sat.'s "Outlook of the Church" the statistics of Gov. Control? Ferguson spoke here at the Savoy there were only about 1000 to hear him, place not nearly full. We heard Price on the Radio. Such a common ignorant style! Last evening I paid a long promised visit to Mrs. Husband. Very excited about the elections and we are both so indignant with Mayor Peebles. You would see in Herald, the Times hung across James north a long piece of cotton with 10,000 unemployed in Hamilton (there are) and when merchants complained to Council Mayor P. said he was neutral. What is his duty? Not politics but the city's interests. But the Herald does well and the S. never says a word they cannot dare to against the British Empire. We wish they could have thought of all this sooner for Britain's sake. With love.

Your mother

[M.B. McQuesten]

[P.S.] We expect Mary Taylor for dinner to-morrow.

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