W6991 TO THOMAS MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 3 1916
To: Thomas McQuesten 'Whitehern' Hamilton Ontario
My dearest Tom.
I do not want you to come down on Saturday unless you really wish to; if you would really rather rest at home I hope you will not think of coming just to gratify me. Wherever you would be most comfortable I want you to be, but it seems as if a couple of days change here might be pleasant.
I seem to have left my mortgage list in the top little drawer in my dressing-table, so I cannot tell what some items in my bankbook are. If you think of it put it in your pocket. Ask Mr. Archibald what are the $10 deposited July 17th and the $19.20 of July 19th, [tiny script above line ?21.00 and 1.80?] and also the tax papers. Will have plenty of money.
We had a lovely drive with the Father and his sister yesterday. A New York lady who is here, one of the faithful, sent her car for the Father to use for afternoon, so they kindly took us and we went down on new road as far as Lorne Park and had tea at Blue Dragon Inn at Clarkson. It was really quite delightful, after I had persuaded them to put up the top. It is marvellous, what discomfort some people can endure. But I simply could not stand the sun in spite of the breeze. Have had a London Ont. paper, Lieut. Oswald Hicks1 has had a slight wound in leg, fighting with Royal Worcesters. You will be much exercised as to the Hydro question, a great mistake for the city to have only one Power Company. Such a terrible reason to be short of water! The heat has come back again to-day, but thankful to have got the house cooled, sorry to think of you in the city. With much love dearie.
Your loving mother
[P.S.] H. left ticket on hall table.
1 Likely the son of Hattie Hicks, Mary Baker McQuesten's niece by her half-brother James Alfred Baker and his first wife Charlotte (Puckridge) Baker. See W3155.