W4357 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her son Calvin McQuesten.
Jul 31 1890
To: Mary Baker McQuesten.
From: Calvin McQuesten Carlisle, Ontario.
July 31, 1890
The first thing I will do will be to give you an account of all I have been doing since I saw you last. The bus was so full that we were crowded to death inside, while many could not get in at all, and some had to sit on the steps. The ride to Waterdown was something awful, between the crowd, the jolting, the dust and the luck. The ride from Waterdown to Carlisle was very pleasant as most of the people got off at Waterdown, and the air was cooler and the road smoother. When reached Carlisle there was no one there to meet us, so Mrs. B. Stayed with the luggage while the rest of us went to find the farm which is about 1 1/2 miles from the village. The house stands about a quarter of a mile from the road. When we got to the house we found that they had expected us to drive and therefore had not gone to meet us. The name of the people in Walker, They are an old couple and a married son named Will lives in the same house with them and works part of the farm while another son named Sam also married, works the rest.
The other people staying here are, a Mrs. Ruthven with two children, a girl and a boy. The boy Wally was a kindergarten friend of Tom's. There is also a Miss Ruthven, a sister-in-law to Mrs. Ruthven a very nice person.
The fare was 25 cents. The food here is fairly good but if course not nearly so good as we get at home. I practise writing everyday so that you had better send me some more paper; and I write this holding my pen correctly.
Your lovingest son
P.S. Adress[sic] to care of Walker.