W6147 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 1 1908
To: Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst Saskatchewan
My dearest Calvin,
At noon to-day received yours of the 25th. This will go by 8 o'clock mail this evening and fancy you will get it by next week Wednesday mail. Tom did not get up over Sabbath as he had to go to Orangeville by this morning's train and he would have been obliged to return by last night's train. Sometimes I feel qualms at not having him for the Sabbath just because of my strict views and yet I cannot believe it right to follow the majority and ignore the Divine Command. I cannot help feeling that he would have no blessing if we did and certainly as a family we have had wonderful gifts and mercies bestowed upon us.
Everything in the garden is just growing madly, have had so much rain and heat, the lilacs and honeysuckle are beautiful, but I feel as if things were passing too quickly. Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Colin [Fletcher] called on Thursday, Mr. Colin is getting on finely now, he was much pleased at Tom's going down to see him on Queen's birth-day. Miss Fisher called yesterday and was inquiring all about you. Dr. and Mrs. F. left on Saturday for Winnipeg. Mrs. Colquhoun and Roderick sail on Saturday for England, she was determined to go and take R. though the latter did not seem to want to go. Emily has come home.
Am so glad to know you are getting on so finely, it is so encouraging. Am ashamed to say I forgot about the hymn book, will try and get it sent off this very afternoon. With much love from all.
Your loving Mother
[P.S.] Hope you will get the stove in good time, as I want you to have the fruit. When you get it write Hilda.