Letter home describing class social, busy schedule of activities, speaking to a friend about her missionary experiences in China and India, and plans for Commencement and mother's visit. —Keywords: Missionaries; Mothers; Commencement ceremonies; Vespers; Tree Day; Commencement —Tags: Arts, Theater and Music; Buildings and Grounds; Religion and Spirituality; Student Life; Tradition and Ritual
May, 11, 1914. Dear Blairs, Um! but that cookie tasted good. Brownie & Mildred are still munching, I guess. Thanks a lot - and thanks for the apron. That was welcomed with open arms, believe me! There isn't much news to tell you except that I am busy every minute. Tree Day is certainly one big job. Blanche has been in the infirmary since Thurs. so I've spent part of my afternoons up there with her. She got out yesterday A.M. but isn't one bit well yet and I'm awfully [page 2] worried about her. If only she can pull through T.D., I guess she will be O.K. Last night we had a class social with impromptu stunts, dancing & "eats." The P.M. I spent tending to T.D. stuff, consulting B. & washing my head. This A.M. there was rehearsal, church, dinner, a missionary talk, another conflab with Blanche about Tree Day, lunch, vespers, & another T.D. meeting for a few minutes. After the other girls had gone, Blanche & I had a fine talk. She has been around the world & told me a lot about China tonight. Her uncle is a missionary in [deletion: China] India & she went with him. Say, I have a question for you [page 3] folks. I have a chance to wait on table here during commencement week & so pay my expenses, & get a little besides, I suppose. There would be more work than now, however, and I would be tied down quite closely. If it is anyway possible, I want to have the time after exams free to give Mutter a good time in. Of course, wai[deletion: i]ting on table would interfere with doing anything much. I would rather give up my Montrose trip if you people are willing. Please let me know right away as Mrs. Wheeler wants to know. Do you want the trunk, Mutter? My May Day pictures are great. I'll send them soon - am taking orders for them now so as to pay my expenses. Did I tell you that Blanche has asked me to go down the river with her some day during commencement week? Isn't that great? She has a boat of her own so we can have a gay old time. Smith has just donated us $1507 and another little school in N.Y. sent us a check for $300. Both pleased us immensely. I'm so sleepy & must get up early to study. Forgive me if I don't write more now. Love to all, Eleanor. I'm so glad Bub can have his bike. We'll have to have some good rides together, Buster. I bet that new one will be a peach!