Identifier

MSS.16.1

Document Type

Letter

Publication Date

9-23-1933

Transcription

Sept. 23 Saturday A.M. Mother My Love, How do you like my snooty stationary? (Hush! - 50 sheets on a pad for 20 cents.). But maybe it’ll serve the purpose better. It’s a swell morning-makes me think of California somehow, very strongly, specifically as I went to bed last night listening to Phil Harris - no, not from the Grove - the Pennsylvania Roof, but he sounded the same. The radio works very finely, and I discovered that I can easily turn it so low that it can’t be heard outside of my room and yet be perfectly heard by me! Smart, huh? Yesterday I saw the rest of my profs, and I’m all settled to take the [page break] courses before mentioned only my Philosophy, instead of being just plain, is Introduction to P. thru the Problems of Religion. Sounds pretty good, don’t you think? At noon Lee and [?] mother and I went Dutch for lunch. Yes of course I had a tuna fish sandwich - and a Wellesley Special, consisting of chocolate cake, with ice cream on top, chocolate fudge sauce, thrown over it and whipped cream. Pounds! 11:38 A.M. Returned from Chapel a minute ago. It’s a very large place with a beautiful stained glass window in 3 parts in front, and built with a choir place below with a window, and wings at the sides for Freshman and Sophomores. The Seniors sit in front, and the Juniors in the rear. Pres. Pen. spoke and we sang and it was all very fine. It’s the [page break] first time the whole college has been together at once and there certainly were a very great many. Then Lee, another girl named Jeane Seitz and I sat out on the steps and decided to start a beauty establishment-cause they charge $2.00 for a shampoo and wave in the Vil, and we could do it lots cheaper. Me to wash, Jeanne to wave, and Lee to give manicures, facials, and eyebrow pluckings. It wouldn’t take much time, and ought to bring in a few spare pennies. Your letter received with much joy. But I’m sorry Jean isn’t returning to Syracuse. Does she know yet where she’ll go if anywhere? I don’t know the name of Ruth’s friends, but I do think I’m going to like Cazenove a lot. There are about [page break] 20 transfers here, and we all feel more or less like old friends already. Then there’s a girl from Kentucky named Anne Hart Milward that I like too, I met her parents who are charming and her father looks like a real Kentucky Colonel, white hair and distinguished looking. Answers- (1) Yes I got Mildred’s letter from her friend with Wellesley advice as to instructors which I had followed before I got it. (2) My trunk cost $2.50 (3) My room faces West and gets the sun about 2:30 P.M. And (4) the physical exam we had to do everything from catching baseballs thrown from a machine in different directions, to jumping hurdles, throwing baseball, a basketball, and climbing monkey fashion to test the strength of our arms. Which I passed. And my shoulders are of equal height. The only thing wrong with my posture is that my head should be held higher and pushed back straighter! So I walk around with my head in the air! Mail’s going so bye bye love me.

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