W6714 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 11 1911 Tuesday
To: Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae Muskoka
My dear Calvin,
I was so glad to receive your letter last night, along with one from each of the family, and also glad Miss McK. could let Hilda have room in the cottage. Am sure it will do nicely, & glad charge is so reasonable So keep it; am writing H. to say to you when she will go. If Mary would go, would there be room for her by 2nd or 3rd week of August? Have written M. to try & go to Chippawa right away, as we had engaged room there for two weeks, & then go to Muskoka afterwards. Perhaps H.'s room might take a camp bed. I suggested to Mary, if she preferred to go to Port Carling, she might get a room from Annie Woods & go out to meals, as Annie told us before she left, tho' I do not care much for the Association. The weather is very comfortable here now, so we will get better sleeps, the meals are excellent and Edna and I are fitted for nothing but a quiet life. The Morning Globe by "flying Post" reaches me same evening, which seems wonderful and the air off Lake is certainly very fine. It is just providential that you ever discovered Staney Brae, it just seems to be the right place for you, the presence of the missionary with his launch giving you more variety than you would find any place else. The great joy of Muskoka is its distance from trains and cool nights. I should think a cottage near Miss McK. would be ideal, so quiet for sleeping & really provisions are so high, it would not pay to take a cottage any place it seems to me. Am thinking of next summer. Well, there is nothing more at present, Edna is doing nicely. With much love
Your loving mother
[P.S.] A card from N. Mullin says his mother spent her days in the cellar. He had a "glorious time" at P.J.A pic-nic.