December 15, 1928
Right Honourable W.L.M.King
Prime Minister of Canada
My dear Mr.King:-
By the time this reaches you the onward march of time will have brought to you another anniversary of your birthday: and may I be permitted to extend heartiest congratulations.
This summer, for the first time in twenty years, I was deprived of the pleasure of “Saying it with Flowers.” My best flowers were gone when you returned from Europe; and the wind played havoc with my fruit about the time it was ready to pick. This was indeed a disappointment to me and to the members of my family as we eagerly look forward to the time when we will have the pleasure of giving this slight expression of the high esteem in which you are held by all the members of my household.
I watched with a great deal of interest and pleasure the splendid manner in which you represented Canada during your recent visit to England and the Continent. I was very sorry not to be able to be present in person and share with the many thousands that gathered to do honour to you the joy of welcoming you back to Canada.
Mrs. Bezeau and family join with me in wishing you many happy returns of the day; and we hope that the country may be blessed with many more years of your service as Prime Minister.
Your sincere friend,