W5456 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 9 1906
To: Calvin McQuesten [Standoff, Alberta]
My dearest Calvin.
Was very glad to receive your letter to-day from Macleod, before starting off to-morrow. I have got all my preparations made and am looking forward to a most interesting time. Our Car of 28 is full. Mrs. Symington is in the berth above, so it is to be hoped the supports are strong, or woe is me. As a cheerful suggestion, Uncle proposed that I should get my life insured and an agent called to-day, but think I will trust in providence and keep my $1.50. When Tom came home on Saturday night he had the good news that the firm had paid him in full for the time he was absent for exams. It really was the kindest providence that got Tom into that firm. We had very fine sermons from Dr. Ross of London on Sabbath, much more attractive than Dr. Kilpatrick, but Tom thought not so scholarly. The social on Monday was great success, every one so pleased and in such good spirits about the progress of the congregation. The Sabbath before the Anniversary the collections were $90. Tell Mrs. Jaffary, I am extremely disappointed not to meet her at Winnipeg. Mrs. Jos. Thomson says the Mrs. R.H. Bryce with whom I am to stay is a delightful lady. I gave you the address in a former letter 372 Assinaboine Ave. I am so thankful to hear you are feeling so much better, & are to stay with Mrs. A. McNiel. Got some of your phosphites, do not like them at all, made me feel sleepy and headachey. Think you would feel much brighter without them. Good-bye with fondest love.
Your loving mother