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W7026 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 30 1928
To: Calvin McQuesten Gaspe Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

Dearest Calvin,

We have had an exciting week, with our own Garden Party on Thursday and yesterday at Mrs. Luther Holton's (Alma Van Allan) on the Highway. We had glorious weather for ours, and quite a good gathering, taking in over $100. Garden beautiful and every one seemed to enjoy it all, for the fine day was a treat. But yesterday was a rainy day, a pity too for the Holton's grounds and flowers are really quite marvellous. The hedges alone worth seeing, cedar wide, quite high and perfectly kept; it must take a fortune. The flowers all the kinds we have but such a height, the lupins, large clump, nearly as tall as larkspurs, great variety of beautiful pinks, very tall iris. Of course we went in our fine car. Tom, not being yet sure of it, Mr. Welby drove and as Mr. Chisholm wanted to go to Burlington, we took him along so it fitted in very well.

Yesterday morning I was able to walk down to Lees and get a little present for Betty Jackson, whose wedding is to-day. Nobody could go with me before time so taken with H. going out every morning to be taught driving. It seems very difficult to learn, "gears" are so troublesome. Must close now.

Hope you are taking care of and enjoying yourself. Hope you received letter with cheque and cards with book. Do not know how often the steamer leaves G. with mail. With much love.

Your mother

M.B. McQuesten




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