W4448 TO CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Hilda McQuesten
Apr 29 1901
To: Calvin McQuesten, 42 Grovernor St. Toronto, Ontario.
From: Hilda McQuesten, 176 James St North, Hamilton, Ontario.
176 James St North
My dear Calvinus-
It is ten o'clock and I have just suddenly remembred that to-morrow is your birthday which I'm afraid to say. It seems too bad that I have nothing to send you and my purse alas , is empty, and as you know, there has been no time to make you anything with our tremendous moving operations just over.
Deliver me now a real mover, I think we shall never move from Whitehern at least as long I have any say in the matter.
However we all seem very much alive and ready for the move to Oakville Thursday.
Unlucky I have to be at the home at seven, Thursday morning to superintend the loading process for Oakville, however I expect to live through it. Mrs. Mullin has sold her house for $6,000 fair I can I think, she does not have to move till first of October, it was just settled to-night. Mother and Edna are enjoying their stay at Mrs. Stephens very much. Mother is certainly wonderful in the way in which she keeps up when there is any special "doings" an she is looking wonderfully well.
Mrs. Mullin and I are having a very nice time together. She wished very much to take me to Savoy but I said I did not care to go. Imagine Mother's feeling if any of her family were seen at such a place!!!
Well my dear Calvinus I have not yet revealed you many many happy returns of the day, but I am so now with best wishes for the future: It does seem too bad that we can't find you a ferd.
With a gist and love I remain,
Your sleepy sister