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Letter to her mother discussing preparations for her trip to Rockport, Mass. with Shakespeare Society, her Aunt Mary's upcoming visit, and invitations for Tree Day.
[image: Wellesley College seal] 28 Pomeroy Hall, 7 May, 1914. Dear Mother: The laundry came this morning, but I was surprised not to find any sheets in it. I surely sent some home, didn't I? There is a joke on me. I Thought my pink linen skirt seemed awfully long in front and short behind. To-day I discovered that I was wearing it the wrong way around,- that it ought to fasten in front! Imagine my surprise. [page 2] I'll try the middy blouse. Of course I shan't want to wear it much anyway, as I have no tie. At the shore we will want old things suitable for rock-climbing. I think my linen dress will do well. Helen has heard from Aunt Mary that they are coming next week. Wish I knew more details so I could plan for something at the house and invite Miss McDowell, Miss Miller, etc. I suppose we won't know till they are just upon us, what their plans are. Miss Davis’ dinner for the Seniors comes off next week Friday night at the Art Building. I have not heard much from [page 3] Florence about her Silver Bay plans. I think she intends to go there from here, as it begins, I believe, the Friday after Commencement. Probably in her next letter, having heard from her family, she will have more to say about it. Tree Day comes on Friday May 29th and is to be open. This means Helen can come, for which I am very glad. What do you think of inviting Helen Clark? Of course I can't invite everyone, because tickets will be two or three dollars apiece. But I thought she [deletion: to] might enjoy it, and it would be someone for Helen to come with, as I would be in the pageant and couldn't be seen until afterwards. I have spent a lot of time at the house lately, fooling and having rehearsals. We had open house to-day. Yesterday afternoon I slept three hours and a half. Have felt much better since. I want to go to bed early to-night so as to be fresh for ΦΒK to-morrow night. One of our Shakespeare girls who is a Village Senior, announced her engagement yesterday. Lots of love, Mary.
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Rockport, Massachusetts
Arts, Theater and Music;Student Life;Tradition and Ritual
Shakespeare Society; Travel; Aunts; Commencement; Tree Day; Pomeroy Hall; Shakespeare House
Rosa, Mary and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1914 May 7" (1914). Mary Rosa letters (6C1914). 222.