Letter from Eleanor Blair, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mr. D.C. Blair, Montour Falls, New York, 1914 April 19
Letter home describing supper party and prayer meeting, waiting to make a decision on attending conference in Silver Bay, class elections, and receiving package of clothing. —Keywords: College student government; College Hall Fire, 1914; Prayer meetings; Clothing and dress; Religious gatherings; Fiske House; Shafer Hall —Tags: Buildings and Grounds; Religion and Spirituality; Student Life
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Sun, 10:00 P.M. Dearest home-folks, Another Sunday gone & no letter home until late! I've been busy every minute today. First was choir rehearsal, then chapel service, dinner, fixing up Fiske application, a call on Mr. Mc Dougal, the supper party at Shafer, vespers & then class prayer meeting. Isn't that a pretty good record for one day. We had the best time at the [page 2] supper party. Those Sophomore officers are certainly fine. I had never met Florence Moore before. She is the girl who was put in as V.P. when Becky Meeker was made Pres. I hope to know her better for she seems like an awfully good sort. Our class prayer meeting tonight was interesting. Margaret Christian, a Junior, told about Silver Bay. I am crazy to go. The list for signing will be up soon now. I am going to sign up anyway and if Brownie will go, all right. If she won't I think I shall wait [page 3] in hopes that she will go next year. You see no one can go two years in succession. Well, something happened the other day which pleased me immensely - Dot has joined the Student Volunteers. Isn't that great? She has been thinking of it for a long time & now has made up her mind for sure. I spoke of elections in my last letter. Rachel Davis is president (she is a choir girl) The celebration was held up on the Art Building steps in a snow storm. There stood Rachel with her arms just loaded with flowers, and snow coming down on all sides. About the whole college was up there to cheer & sing. Lots of folks (Pres. & V.P. & village seniors etc) were called on for speeches. Yours truly was much disgusted at having to speechify on the spur of the moment. The best of all celebrations was Fri. A.M. after chapel. The new building is fixed so as to provide a place for cheering. [image: drawing of new building and layout]. When we came out from chapel there was a model center all fixed up. Five little sickly palms took the place of our beautiful C.H. palms; a girl drapped [mis-spelling: draped] in [page 4] sheets & shawls & pedistled [mis-spelling: pedestaled] on a table & chair represented our dear, old Harriet while another was posed as Niobe. My, but the cheering was wonderful! Just wait, Mutter, till you hear Wellesley cheering. I approve of your dresses very much. Only a little over five weeks now. I was awfully glad to get Aunt Mi's letter but sorry to hear she isn't well. You just better be feeling different when I get home, Aunty. Thanks a lot for the eats, people. They came Sat. P.M. just as Dot & I were starting for a walk so we took [page 5] them along &, as it was my night off, we didn't come back for dinner. Where did the good-looking night dress come from? I'm sure I never saw it before. And isn't that waist Bobby made good-looking. I'm sleepy, Goodnight. Oceans of love, Eleanor.