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Proposed sketch of Gage Park, Hamilton, Ontario (Gage Park was developed by Thomas B. McQuesten)W7128 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 19 1931
To: Calvin McQuesten London, England
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

Dearest Calvin,

The British mail closes to-morrow a.m. I was glad to read in last night's Spectator that the Laurentia reached Liverpool on Sunday (Grandma's Birthday). Yesterday the 18th was Mrs.Thomson's birthday and Hugh Wardhope's wedding when I had a splendid bunch of lilies of the valley which I presented afterwards to Mrs.T. This year the lilies are only just coming out and not many of them. Archie was here yesterday and penstemon and violas arrived, so he planted them and seems to know just what you told him.

Had been down to Gage Park the day before (Sunday) The honesty is a sight to behold in that bed against the fence. The whole place beautiful. Hilda drove me down to Gage P. yesterday, the flowering crabs very fine and japonicas etc. A splendid down pour of rain all Sat. p.m which prevented Mary going on Bird Walk. I was not sorry as she needed rest after L.A. sale before Sunday. Tom very busy some Arbitration Case on. Finished & returned Bird Books, noticed that nightingales do not sing after beginning of June. Hope you are well started & rested after sea voyage. All unite in best love

Your affectionate Mother

M.B. McQuesten

P.S. am quite well.

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