W6710 TO CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Hilda McQuesten
Jul 10 1911
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae Muskoka Ontario
From: Whitehern Hamilton Ontario
It certainly seems a long while since you departed from Muskoka. After you left I was much rushed getting Mother and Edna ready for their outing. Then they were so pleased off than this dreadful heat set in, so Mary and I are taking things very easy.
I can't remember ever having such a long size but I am glad we are home where we can roam around in negligee costume most all the day. We have had no rain for weeks so it is a very serious matter with the farmers, their grains are drying up and vegetables fruit etc, are very [dryer/eager??].
It was sad about that Wilcox Doolittle, he had been os a 'bat' as Tom expressed it so that, with the excessive heat was the end of him. He had ridden round in his auto without a hat on the afternoon before he died, calling and carrying on then he & Clair Palferr and a Loue Bradshaw were in a cab in the evening Loue saw them driving round, later on about midnight or early in the morning he was taken to Dr Wickens Restroom (corner Duke & Park) where I believe he insisted on having a Turkish Bath! That was the end of him he died there about two in the morning. Awfully sad for his sister, poor thing.
How are you standing the heat up there is it very bad?
Muskoka should be pretty full this summer.
With love from us all
Your loving sister