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W6617 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from Caroline F.R. Pafitt
Jan 13 1910
To: Mary Baker McQuesten
From: Gravenhurst, Ontario

My dear Mrs McQuesten:

The pretty cushion which your daughter made and you so kindly sent me has been in use for many days, and is the admiration of everyone who sees it. My husband says over and over "What a pretty little thing that is!" and I agree most hastily. Thank you so much, dear Mrs McQuesten, for caring to remember me, and thank the dear daughter who made it too.

I have not seen Miss Ruby for the same reason that I have not written my acknowledgments. We have a great crowd of children here for the holidays, And no regular help. They should have gone home yesterday, but are to have an extra five days added to their three weeks. However, some of the fifteen who were here for the first ten days have gone, and there is somewhat less confusion.

I asked my husband what I could tell you about Miss Ruby for him. He says that an examination is about due, but so far as he knows she has been holding her gain pretty well. Of course he can tell better if it's the examination.

I trust that you are feeling stronger again, and that the other members of your family are well.

With kindest regards from us both, I am
Yours sincerely,
Caroline F.R. Pafitt

1 Mrs. Parfitt is the wife of Ruby's Doctor, Dr. Parfitt. She is under his care for Tuberculosis at the Gravenhurst Sanatorium. See also W6509, W6576,Box 12-526, W6665, Box 12-414, Box 12-478, Box 04-066, Box 04-088, for more details on Ruby's medical situation.

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