Thursday, March 24, 2011

Letter 52: Masquerade!

Feb 23, 1912

Dear Mother,

I suppose you will think I am never going to write but I have been so busy this week I haven't had time for anything.

Marion W was out for the masquerade. She came out on the 4.30 pm Friday and stayed all night and then went on to Hudson Saturday afternoon to spend the week end at some friend of hers.

We had a fine time. I went as a quakeress, the girls sent me the costume, And Marion went as a Japanese girl. She looked fine. The costume just suited her. I was awfully tired the next day but it was worth while I had such a good time. The music was simply great, six pieces all together.

The gym was very prettily decorated. They had the moonlight dance again this year, the costumes were fine from French and English courtiers with wigs, fancy feathers in their hats, etc to the devil, were there so you can imagine what a gay scene it must have been.

Mabel is sick in bed; she had a very bad attack of indigestion, she really isn't careful enough of what she eats. Thank goodness I am not troubled with the infliction. I am going to the Wm Dawson again I got my lesson today so I am in time but if you don't get your lessons as soon as they come someone else will take the good ones and they will leave you all the poor ones, for instance French. I am going to teach geography and nature study.

One of the girls, Eva Bradford, taught under Marion in the Royal Arthur today. I must go up and find out how she got along. Just think, she had the audacity to give a French lesson. I wrote and told her she was very cruel to inflict such a task on one poor creatures you can hardly imagine how terrible it is to talk French before a class, especially when you don't know much like myself.

So Mr. Stewart is dead. He must have died suddenly was he sick long? I wonder where we will get our watches fixed now or rather stored to speak correctly.

When are the Carmichaels learving?

Has JR McLeod been to see you lately? I wonder if you will get for a minister. The people who were so fond of Dr. Kelloch might give him a call, seeing they liked him so well. Is Mrs. K's bonnet still on one ear?

Is Mrs. Roe still pestering Aunt Han about those rooms she is going to take? Have you heard from father and Herb lately?

I am going to try and write them tonight. The short course science are giving some kind of tea tomorrow from 4 to 6 o'clock. There is also an organ recital in the assembly Hall at 3 o'clock which I must go to . Dr. Purin from the McGill conservatorium is giving it. I am sure it will be good.

Did you have a big snowshoe storm in Rd. Thursday it was a terror here. Now I must stop as I want to write to Father tonight. So good night mother dear. With Love Flora

PS Hope Uncle Dan and Grandma are better. Remember me to all the neighbours. The Skinner baby will certainly be a big boy as Mrs. Farquhar says, if it keeps on growing.

Your Loving Daughter,

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