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W-MCP2-4.086 TO MARGARET EDNA MCQUESTEN from her mother Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 10 1913
To: Miss M.E. McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Edna,

Many, many thanks for your letter and the lovely box of chocolate nuts, you know well my old favourite but I am sorry you are not here to share with me. Tom and I have just been over seeing Mrs. Wilson off by 7:45 evening train. Thanks to Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Wilson and I were taken out to Ancaster for our meeting by John Moodie in his motor, accompanied by Mrs. Moodie and young daughter and Miss Moodie. The latter had just returned from Port Sydney, where she is building a cottage and had been pleased to meet Calvin there and also knew the Hughes's, and wondered how they could ever have kept house for C. from the way they kept house up there. Just as we were starting off at 2 o'clock in the auto (to-day) Nellie James rushed in for half an hour was at Dr. Clark's she told M. a lot of things I believe which I cannot write down.

You must have had a sumptuous repast at that wedding. Who in the world provided it all? This evening one of Tom's clients called Louden brought him a case of tomatoes and some immense heads of lettuce. He is making a specialty of the tomatoes, beautifully done up in baskets like berry baskets but large enough to hold 18. The case contains four of these all just perfect, a pale pink kind; so we gave Mrs. Wilson a basket and a head of the lettuce to take down with her to her sister's, the two just live alone; and M. has taken a head over to Mattie. We went to the Van-Nostrand wedding on Wednesday, but have not seen her since. In my hurry I added on to Cal.'s letter what I meant to tell you about Olive H. She said Lorna & baby were with them, lovely child.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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