W8836 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Mary
Apr 30 1912
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten, The Manse, Bracebridge, Ontario
From: Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario
Many happy returns old boy. This is just to let you know I have not forgotten you. I made you a set of table mats as a present but they are to go with the others, so you can keep your imagination working. We hope you have not been frozen at Bracebridge, it has been simply perishing here.
Have just returned from seeing [oudah?] the tailor at [Watkins?], and think I am going to have a smart suit. Miss Honeycomb was here last week and said that she would never make me another dress if I failed to get a man at Vancouver. The Glasscos are well. [?] is to be married in June in Winnipeg (from Bert's house) to a son of Goodwin Gibson. Poor foolish fellow, I am sorry for him, for of all the empty-headed useless females [?] is the one. However as she never does anything at home the family think she might as well be off their hands.
Our new "surpliced" choir starts next Sunday under a Mr. Jackson. Poor man he has not much material to work upon, but they may improve.
Well my dear boy, as dinner is up, and "Hilda" arrives for us two o'clock, must close with love.
Mary B. McQuesten
Rev. Calvin McQuesten B.A.
[Letter is edged in Black]1
1 Ruby McQuesten died in April 1911, and for at least a year all correspondence was edged in black.