W4924 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Hilda McQuesten.
Apr 29 1903
To: Calvin McQuesten.
From: Hilda McQuesten, Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario.
April 29th 1903
My dearest Cal
Many, many happy returns of the day and many of them. So you have actually reached the sober and mature age of twenty seven my dear boy, well-well-well Mammy said she and Mary were not referring to your age so I thought it well for me to do so, especially as I am so much younger than you are.
I am having a most difficult time in penning this up in the for [??] are circling and Ma is urging us to [??] there, besides I have caught a cold in my head and Mother is offering a $10.00 reward to the person who can tell how I got it: woe is me!!!
I wanted to send you a cake but Mother though it better to send the money, so be sure and treat yourself.
We are as named fearfully busy outside and in planting seeds etc
Reggie Whittmore came yesterday, he is far from strong, I am afraid it will be a long time before he is himself again. He is so weak. Uncle has just come in and we are persuading him to write you a letter but I am afraid not. You must be having quite a time with the long shoremen, the mounted police will have a little stirring up.
Is resting here for a week or two before going to Toronto she is looking very well.
With lots of love and best of wishes
Your loving sister