W5036 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 27 1903 Monday Morning [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
My dear dear boy,
Received your letter with valuable enclosure. It is very helpful in a double sense, in itself and in the thought that I have a good son able and willing to help me. I may ask you to help me next month as there are some accounts I am anxious to clear off and when the time comes can perhaps pay it back if you need it for clothing. From what I hear I really prefer Port Carling, several have spoken of its beautiful woods and walks and you know I tried boats at Lake of Bays and never intend to martyr myself again. From Port Carling we can take a steamer which goes all round the lakes in one day for 75 cts. return, and Ruby can see all Muskoka in this way as often as she likes. Mr. Murray has always preferred it to Judd Haven, J.H. is full at any rate. Mrs. Vincent wanted to go there with Jean, but could not get a room. I think I told you Jean had been very ill for weeks, we do not know just how she is now, but is not well yet. Dr. & Mrs. Lyle are not at Judd Haven this year.
Sydney Stevenson wants Hilda to stay with them after she finishes her visit up there until we come home. Heard from Mary, fancy it is a quiet resting place but am afraid it is very dull. It is not like being at the Gartshores, cannot understand why H. says nothing about Winnie, have asked in my letter to-day, had been wondering about it too. Well, dear, must close will write you from Port Carling, our address there will be "The Oaks," we go on thursday. Mrs. Bell & Florrie are there, so we will not be alone. With much love dear.
Your loving mother
Tom seems to be well but working hard I fancy thought it a pleasant change to row 5 miles to Quym [?] and 5 miles back for supplies.