W-MCP2-4.039 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jan 31 1907
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
My dearest Tom,
As Edna wrote you, we were sincerely glad to know you had "Strained through" another exam for it would relieve your mind as it did ours. In Cal.'s letter I told of our expedition to Jarvis, it has grown to be quite a place, just a long street from the station, up past the church. Such a number of nice kind women, many of whom knew of us through Mr. Maclennan. Now I am trying to overtake calls, found out from Mrs. [sic] yesterday where Mrs. Wallace lives and am going to-day, from all inquiries think it is the right one, Mr. Henderson's sister. I was glad to hear you were having a little jollity last week, it does one good sometimes.
On Monday saw poor Mrs. Bell, she was walking the floor in agony, the doctors had been down the day before, given her chloroform and bent the arm up to her shoulder; poor thing it is terrible, she is worn out from want of sleep and the pain for 7 weeks; the only comfort is that now the doctors have hopes her arm will not be stiff.
Edna is feeling very well these days, she is going to the Thistle Rink to-day. Yesterday I was asking Mrs. Watson about her family, Rupert is in Winnipeg, connected with the Powder Co. as he always has been. Eva's husband McCarthy is the Member for some part of the West, they live at Calgary. Mrs. Watson did not approve of his going with Parliament, thought he was too young a man, he ought to be at home with his family and looking after his business.
I have been lazy these mornings and taking my breakfast in bed, so as I have many things to do I must close. With fondest love.
Your loving mother