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W6736 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 25 1911
To: Calvin McQuesten Staney Brae, Muskoka
From: Bayfield

My dearest Calvin,

Just inclosing [sic] these letters for your entertainment We are having a very windy time which set in yesterday morning, not so very cold but a high wind, so that we can go out very little, so thankful to be going home on Thursday.

You are really most enterprising at Staney Brae glad to hear of your doing something to amuse yourself. It really is so tiresome if one cannot get up something. Edna is very well indeed and endeavours to cheer me up. All she can1. It does not do for me to have nothing to do, I have decided this is the trouble, at home there is always something to occupy my mind. Hope you have bed clothes enough I had to send home for blankets. Glad to know you are feeling so well. With much love.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

[P.S.] The next British Weekly you receive is full of interesting things, what the ministers say of coronation. It seems to bad that Dr. Thornton should have been moderator this year and so got into it instead of a worthier2. Please keep the paper, would like it again.

1 Mary is likely referring to Ruby's death of tuberculosis on April 9, 1911 (W6135, W9058n).

2 I have found no record of a Dr. Thornton as moderator. The reference is likely to the discussion of the changes in the Coronation Oath in Mary's letter of June 11, 1909 (W6446).

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