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[Written at top] Think it would be a good plan to get bath-room floor painted.

W8879 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Apr 4 1912
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge Ontario
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dear Calvin,

We were glad to hear from your letter this morning that the [induction?] passed off so well and that people were cordial. I have not had time yet just to study the plans so as to realize size of rooms, but I fancy very little edges will need to be painted. Your letter just came at [noon?] and for various reasons could not get out this afternoon to look at carpets, but think I will not buy anything more unless a great bargain till nearer the time you will need it. Mary and Lillie James ran in for a minute this afternoon on their way to the dentist's. Mrs. J. [James] and Janie come on Monday. Mrs. Sinclair Mackay came on Tuesday. She gave us an exceptionally fine address, made India and her people so very real to us; she spoke for the Mission Band too and then I hurried her down to G.T.R. for 9 o'clock train, so I was pretty well tired out. I am going to make inquiries as to Venetian Blinds and we could put them on the bed-room windows. It is so trying to have the light in the early morning. Would contemplate putting on shutters, but it would not do for us to begin that sort of thing. It looks like a nicely planned house, and kitchen seems well fitted up and closets will be fine.

You will be sorry to hear that poor Cousin Lucia has died. Poor John will be very lonely. I have written him. Went to Dr. Osborne's to-day to see if my glasses needed changing and encountered Sir John and Lady Gibson, were most affable. Heard from Mrs. Mullin to-day of Robin's engagement to Miss Suzanne Harriman of New Brunswick. Must close. With much love your mother.

[M.B. McQuesten]

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