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Letter to her family describing waiting in line for Glee Club tickets and students' reaction to "flunk notes;" and discussing operas she would like to see. She also mentions her parents attending a show at the Hippodrome Theater in New York City, and comparisons to Boston and New York.


206 College Hall. Friday Night. Dear People: It gave me a kind of a comfortable feeling this morning to know where you are located; I hastily forwarded all the mail which had come for you so you would know I was alive yet, although I didn't have time to write then. I have some time to-night because I'm cutting orchestra practice. I stood in line an hour and a half this afternoon to get my Glee Club Tickets. I got so tired that we decided to have a tray instead of going to dinner. It was really quite restful, and I tried my mute for a while afterwards. [page 2] The excitement over the flunk notes has hardly subsided yet. Several people have left, and others are moving around. Anne McKeon and the other girls at Natick have just learned that they are readmitted to college. They are as happy as clams, although they don't know yet where they will live. Helen Stearns hasn't heard yet whether she may stay or not. The Sophomore Play has been considerably upset by the flunk notes. They are having try-outs again to-night for it. We overslept again this morning, but made a breakfast off from the steers cubes and crackers. Lucky we had them! I think we shall try the Huyler’s Cocoa Sunday morning. We are also trying to plan a tea some day next week when you come back. [page 3] I am so glad you went to the Hippodrome last night, for I want to hear how Mama thinks the ladies come out of the water without getting wet. I hope you are going to some nice opera too. I noticed another Ring Opera is going to be given late next week. What a pity! I remember we thought some of the Hotel Seville that time we went to New York several years ago. Am glad you like it. Edna Jennings (the opposite at our table, who came in late with a hat on) told another one of the Seniors that she thought Mary's father and mother were perfect peaches, and she liked them a lot. That's a T.L. for you! If the New York stores are any more [page 4] entrancing than the Boston stores, you will have a hard time getting back here with any money. Well I want to go to bed, so I think I'll stop. Love to you both, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York


Arts, Theater and Music;Academics


Opera; Glee Club; Theaters; Sophomore Play

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her parents, 1912 February 9



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