47 Glencairn Ave
Toronto 12
Wednesday [11 Nov. 1953]

Dearest Cayke:

How are you getting on with your apt.? Are you having help in hanging up the tapestries, arranging tables, chairs, and making proper display of flora on the mantelpiece, etc. etc. etc.?

On Monday evening the Board of Regents gave me an official retirement dinner. Brockington proposed the toast and I had to wag my head and tongue for 30 minutes in acknowledgement. Ethel Bennett presented your mother with a bouquet of roses. Frye made a fine speech – very heart-warming. Laure Riese had a supper for a dozen of us in her room afterwards. Malcolm Wallace lost his overcoat in Burwash Hall and hasn't recovered it yet. He left his hat in one room and coat in another. The hat stayed put but the coat vanished.