W5388 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 21 1905 [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae, Muskoka
My dear Cal
I will commence this letter to-night, but will not finish it till I return from Toronto. Ruby and I are going down for the day to-morrow. Maggie has been writing me to come and see Mrs. M. but we can only stay the day as we are expecting the Nosse's this week. It must, I am sure be very trying to be so interrupted, perhaps you will get a little quiet in September. We all took five o'clock tea with Mrs. Thomson, yesterday, Jo was married on Saturday, a very quiet wedding, too quiet to please Mrs. Thomson who would have liked some of her own friends there and would have liked it in the church. They went off on Saturday of course, and Mrs. Thomson leaves to-morrow with old Mr. Gordon and they sail from Montreal on Thursday morning.
Rev. Wardlaw Taylor married them and Mr. Ketchen came in after the wedding and told us he blundered and stumbled so badly, that Mr. K. felt as if they were not really married after all. Poor Mr. K. complains he is so interrupted and cannot get at his work, with all the preparations for the wedding and seeing to the Manse. Mrs Mullin returned from Montreal this morning bringing Archie with her, I had a start last week for there was quite a fire at Erin's property but it is covered by the insurance, if only we can get it put into shape again quickly.
Wednesday. Had a delightful day on the boat yesterday coming home by the 8 o'clock boat which reaches here at 11 p.m. giving a fine long day. We had finished our shopping before lunch, and were able to rest all the afternoon and have dinner with Mr. Mackay, and Tom took us to the boat. H. had a letter from Laura, I am afraid she feels very much upset, you see it will not be the same home for her. H. also heard from Geills McCrae, announcing her engagement to a Mr. Kilgore, lawyer in Brandon, whom she has known from childhood. Payson Sawyer has just Appeared! He and his daughter are staying at hotel but are to spend afternoon with us. It is late so must run out before dinner. With much love.