W5960 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 23 1907
To: Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst Saskatchewan
My dear Cal,
Your letter has not come to-day, but perhaps it may in the morning. Cannot tell how a letter from me has not reached and now I cannot tell what I may have said in it. On Monday morning Hilda went off to visit Mrs. Gartshore and Ruby went with her just for the day they went on the boat, which is only 20 cts. return quite enough when they take 2 1/2 hrs. to reach Toronto from here. We were very glad to have little Mary Taylor with us, she is such a cheerful little soul. Then Wednesday afternoon, Ruby & I went up to Hamilton, we had some shopping to do, preparing for these approaching weddings. I wonder if it was in the last letter I told you Annie Fletcher is to be married in September, they are to live in a flat in Winnipeg. We hear Dr. Montague has made a lot of money, some say is worth about a million, Price is to manage his father's affairs in W. and will furnish for them. Nevertheless it would make me very uncomfortable to be connected with Dr. M. Then there is Harry Whittemore's wedding next month too I have been thinking how nice it would be, if you could manage to visit our Indian School at File Hills, the station is Belcarres, where Miss Gillespie would meet you, they would make you very welcome and drive you over to see the colony Earl Grey visited it. You would like the Misses Gillespie so much, they are so bright and enthusiastic. They give you another view of Indian work.
To-night the moon is shining just a most beautiful sight, you can imagine the lovely light on the Lake and the band playing on the Terrace, it is certainly like fairy [sic].
We are expecting the three McLaren sisters by the boat to-morrow morning at 9:10, you know Emily's marriage comes off on the 29th Sept. Hilda came back this evening, had a fine time with Mrs. Gartshore and poor Mr. Terry he is having a holiday with Mrs. G; they all went to the Falls, had an autobile [sic] ride and all sorts of enjoyments. Only Sidney is home, the rest having gone camping and he had a broken arm. Think I had better direct this to Glenhurst as you might be away on that exchange. This week's Pres. gives the account of Mrs. Cam McKerracher's reception at Lynedoch.
Saturday. Lizzie & Emily McLaren here for the day. It is very smokey and oppressive, have had no rain for weeks, nothing can grow, not even the apples. We got our cistern cleaned out by the gardener & then he put his hose in & filled it with the lake water, a fine idea! With much love from all.
Your loving mother