W-MCP1-3a.005 TO THOMAS BAKER MCQUESTEN from his sister Mary Baldwin McQuesten
Jun 30 1906
To: 22 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario
Many happy returns dear boy. May your shadow never grow less or as they say in Ireland "May you be long in entering Heaven."1
Have had our usual thunder storm to-day, with hail as a variation. Am very busy getting ready to leave Wednesday. Old Mr. Hendrie was buried to-day. Why they tolled our bell I don't know. The paper gave him a great puff, ascribing al sorts of virtues to him. Isn't that great about W.L.M. [William Lyon Mackenzie] King being made a Sir. Mamma is more than disgusted, that such a kid has been knighted, and wonders how he will keep his title up with no means. Had a letter from Calvin, he seems to be better but am afraid he is lonely.2
I do hope you will be successful in your race to-morrow. Mamma seems to be much pleased with your appearance but hopes that you will be careful and not get over-heated, and put a coat on after the race.
We are all well Uncle3 has not come up yet but presume he is in good health.
With lots of loves & best wishes,
your loving sister Mary
1 Thomas had been born June 30, 1882.
2 Calvin was away in Saskatchewan at this time.
3 Likely Calvin Brooks McQuesten, the children's only paternal uncle (see W1380) since it appears as though they had few encounters with the Baker family, namely their mother's half-siblings. For information on the Bakers, see W2953 and footnotes.