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W7911 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Mrs. Nell Wingate Todd
Jan 16 1935
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten
From: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

My Dearest Cal,

Have just now received the papers you sent (Dec. 7th issue) giving the very sad news of your mother's passing.1

I do grieve with you Cal dear, and know so well what a dreadful blank there is in your life now--but what a wonderful life of happy memory and association you have, to look back upon--how proud and happy you must all be, as a family, to have had such a remarkable mother with you for so long.

Take comfort Cal--those who leave us move permanently near us in spirit--for there is not the confusion of the physical world.

The thing within us that is eternal--the soul of us, and their spirits maintain everlasting communion until the day when we too are spirits free and unbound by earth.

I wish I had known sooner, that I might have [been] with you at the time; your grief--but my thoughts have been with you a great deal.

Please convey to your brother and sisters our very deep sympathy as a family.

And very much love to my dear Cal.

From Nell [Mrs. Nell Wingate Todd]

1 There are two obituaries for Mary Baker McQuesten on this site: Box 08-183 and Box 08-140a. For an excerpt from Mary's will see W0143a; For Rev. Ketchen's eulogy, see W0148a.

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