W6491 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 31 1909
To: Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst Saskatchewan
My dearest Calvin,
Your letter came yesterday as was heard by the family with much interest, all wondering if you were nervous and how you got on and wishing they could see you, you can imagine the set. They are particularly anxious about the wedding fees hoping you will get a good reward for such long journeys. I was glad to think the Zealandia people came for you and not the other man. Indeed, Cal dear, I think of you continually in your little shack and think it must be terribly lonely when a storm comes and I have read of houses blown away and always think what a mercy it is not yours. Mary was relating to Mrs. Thomson the fine tea you gave the young couple and she thought it was just like your generosity, but we hope your hospitality will not be imposed on. It is very encouraging to have such good congregations and collections.
I will attend to Booker's bill next week it has been the hottest yet this week, but a little cooler now. Heard from Maggie [MacKay] White to-day. Poor Mrs. Macdonald had died, do not know if I told you the particulars of her illness as Maggie told me when here. She had only just returned from two years on the continent in the best of health, when she slipped on the stairs and ruptured her kidney and of course suffered greatly. Her only daughter poor Bessie is heart broken, they were always great friends and Mrs. McD. never old but very lively, not so thoughtful as Mr. Clark but cleverer. Willie actually went to the funeral with Drummond and Gordon.
It was a most terrible thing about that poor fellow in Montreal, we all noticed it. The Laziers have a very fine auto with an experienced chauffeur, they took Mr. Mullin to Burlington the other day. I told you of Miss Fisher and her friend taking the Logie's house, they were just managing to have a fine time generally, garden partying, when Mrs. Logie brought her little girl in so ill, that Miss Fisher had to leave the house. The little girl was so ill, they had a consultation, it was inflammation of the large bowel, so they got Miss Coleman for nurse, all nourishment had to be injected but she is better to-day. Well Cal dear, there seems very little more to say. Take good care of yourself. With much love from all.
Your loving mother