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Jan 22 1912
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 41 Jackson Street West Hamilton Ontario
From: L. Parsons 153 Admiral Rd.

153 Admiral Rd.
Jany [sic] 22nd/1912
Dear Rev. McQuestin [sic]1

What do you think of my tardiness in the acknowledgement of your very kind Christmas gifts! Mother sent it on to me after New Years, and I was truly delighted.

You recognize my fondness for [??] evidently. This is very good and my hearty thanks to you. What is this I hear about your designs on my life! Boating is a [??] in advance of the seaman just now. So my terror has somewhat subsided along that line.

Could you come in and gather around our cosy grate in the sitting room perhaps an explaination [sic] might be made and my confidence restored.

No where in the City at all [???]. Well it would delight your heart indeed to hear and see just what this visit means.

I don't dare to think of the passing of the days for we are only beginning as yet.

It is so good to be together again. You can imagine & place your own adjectives. We are enjoying our Christmas books together.

What choice things you do get hold of and in the restful quiet of our little house one just [??] on the good things.

You see the strenuous life of the West is laid aside just now- none too soon for my physical well being. I [??] and one is truly being refreshed in more points than one.

Very little visiting has been done as yet and many are not aware of my being here.

My writing too as you note has certainly not been kept up in correct form.

It is splendid to get down to the old church though you know the sad change there. The same dear good pastor is ever the same unchanging friend and our affection for him is very genuine.

Very [?] for the New Years services in which one has ever the old [???].
Very sincerely, L. Parsons

Rev. Calvin McQuestin [sic]
41 Jackson St. West
Hamilton, Ont.

1 For more information on Rev. Calvin McQuesten go to Homepage and click on Family and then on Calvin's photo.

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