W8721a TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Mary Agur
May 30 1923
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Jackson St. West Hamilton, Ontario
From: Hensall, Ontario
It was very kind of you to send me the paper containing the pieces written by yourself so please accept my thanks, if I am tardy. I understand how difficult it is to write on a subject of that kind, but we think you have put it very happily. It touched me the bit about yourselves when you were small.
Mr. Murray lived to a good age not-with-standing his frailness but no doubt his sisters and his brother Charlie will miss him sorely but they will have pleasant thoughts of him gone to a better land, where there is neither sighing or sorrow. This world is made up of such a number of this kind, but if it were not for our kind friends, the beauty around us at this present moment--and the hope we have in us, life would be unbearable. I must not forget work we do for others, and work we do for ourselves. This also helps to a great extent. Mr. McCurdy of Kirkton has written me lately, so have this to answer, perhaps this is an application. No doubt he is wearying to hear from his old home and so shall write him about the friends. He is just the age of Mr. William Murray. So able to go to Church every Sabbath and take walks. Mother is ninety-one on July the twenty-fourth. She has her mind, a pretty strong one too, is able to read and talk about the things going on in the world, to do so much work every day, writes letters, and could go to church if we were near it. We attended regularly when in the Manse. We hope to get settled sometime before long. There is no place like home.
Tell your mother how much I would like to see her, and hope to if we get to a home of our own. Give her my love. Yourself will be welcome. It is a long long time since we have seen any of your household. The country is looking lovely, but it is sorely in need of rain. Looks like it, but still it holds off. The cattle have gone out to pasture. Some a few days ago and the young cattle yesterday. They are all very well here, working away. Marion is very busy with her chickens at present, expects to have about two hundred little chickens. Dr. Fletcher went to Grand Bend the day after he came back, to the induction of the new minister. Mr. Findlay, the Thames Road minister, came for him, and took him in his car. Never saw anyone enjoy riding in a car more than Dr. Fletcher. It is near dinner time so must close with love to every member of the house hold from Mother and myself.
1 The Agurs, Fletchers and Murrays were related.