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W-MCP2-4.011 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ., L.L.B. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 23 1908
To: Thomas McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Tomty,

I should have written to you before, but last week so much company in the house rather confused me and I lost track of the days. You see, we had Mary Taylor and Carrie B. both last week; think of seven women in the house at once, and then Mrs. McNair came for tea on Thursday; then every night there was something going on and rather late hours; so I am very glad to be quiet once more. Poor Cal. will be going off to-night and we will be all alone. However he seems in good spirits and it is a great comfort that he seems to be in such good health.

These proposals about the house actually affect me very little, I have got used to it; before you wrote I had taken the sign off tree. Mary was much pleased by your kind remembrance of her birth-day and quite failed to see that two dollars was not worthy of thanks. She appreciated it thoroughly as anyone would, and I was very glad too for my pocket was almost empty, so she hopes to be allowed to express her thanks.

This not a very inspiring day, dull overhead and outside surroundings very dirty. The snow no longer covers things over. Mrs. Mullin came in for tea last night and went with us to hear Mr. Ketchen. The girls went to the entertainment at Mrs. Keillor's on Friday night for church carpet; they made $50, very good I think. So Charlie Robinson was not long troubled by a mother-in-law. There is really nothing to relate, there is nothing exciting going on. I really am compelled to lead a very stupid existence, but nothing else seems to agree with me. Poor Cal. is grinding away at Hebrew. We went to the market on Saturday, there were quantities of flowers and other things, a very large market, eggs down to twenty cents. Well dearie, I must close. With fondest love.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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