Edith to Margaret
Tighsolas, November 14
I forgot to mention the coat in the letter. Willie M. said it was sent to the address you gave them, as they still have it on file. So think that it is there by this time no doubt. We will know by Father's letters tomorrow. If not, I shall talk to them here and also write Transport Office at Cochrane.
I am to be initiated on the 28th of the month, two weeks from tonight. So you will have to be home for that. Mrs. Brock Mrs. Lennie McRae and Mrs. Brown are going in the same night. I will not be all alone.
Last night I helped write the ad for the dance which is to come off on the 21st. Then Miss Sparrow came up and stayed all night. We had a great talk and I got a pile of news. We are going to call on Mrs. Nellie, Miss Dawson, Ethel McKay, Miss Sparrow. Mrs. Berril and Miss K McRae have just called and Miss McGovern yesterday when I was at the Presbyterian workers. Mrs. Ross was asking for you ; thought perhaps you were not well when she did not see you at church Sunday. Mr. Nicholson initiated last night. Lizzy R said her father was going up for it. I haven't seen Mr. Belly to ask him about Miss Courtney.
I have just returned from Mrs. Mellie's reception. It was very grand indeed. She looked lovely, really pretty (Underlined). Her dress was ninon over white satin. All draped and caught with white rose beads of satin and she carried a bunch of pink roses. She wore Mellie's present, a bracelet. Mrs McKee received with her and looked very nice in a black silk. Said she called here yesterday, was so sorry you were not in. Everybody was remarking how nice she was. In the Dining room Mrs. Sauls poured tea and Mrs Fred McKee coffee. Reggie Penfold cut the ices. Dillon Gradys Carpenter and Minnie Miller were serving. Mrs. Beeker took the guests in and made things lively with her senseless chatter. Mrs. Sauls wore pale yellow satin with large black and white peaches. She is to my mind by far the best cook of them all. Minnie was in pale blue silk muslin. Mrs. Fred in pale blue and large black with black pleats. Reggie in Black. Black hat with pink. Mrs. Buckthal black dress with long train. The house is very cosy and the bride looked so happy. Oh, I forgot, the little Saul girl and Fred McKee opened the door. They were very serious about it: Seemed to feel their importance.
It is quite hard and very disagreeable, but I suppose I must go with Mrs. C to prayer meetings. Today was missionary meeting. I saw Winnie Torrance and Jeanne coming out of the house. I don't know whether they are staying or not. I went with Miss Sparrow to the dress maker to see her dress. It is pale blue crepe de Chine with an over dress of net, very pretty and quite fancy. Now don't forget mine, Would you like me to send you some money? You see I will need something any way for the Eastern Star. No doubt. Have you worn your white.
Was in at Florence's. Edith is going to stay with me tonight. I miss Ethel so. Mrs. D'Artois told me he was very sorry to leave Dufferin. "He likes your dog…." The Haggart's spend most of their time up here. I don't know what they are doing.
I can't think of anything else at all interesting. Except that I had Copeland split a few sticks for me yesterday.
Don't hurry home on my account. Love to all write soon.
Your loving Edith.,.