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Letter to her mother describing her excitement that she got a role in the Barnswallows play, the blizzard that hit, and the letter she wrote to Ted.
2/20/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Tues Noon Darling - It can't be long but I just remembered we don't get any mail Thursday, & besides I have a little mite of news. You know I said I was one of the 50 who tried out for the 6 women’s parts in the play? Well I got one! Oh, it’s only a minor one - Henrietta by name, but I'm a member of the cast, & I'm a little bit pleased. When we return to California (when, not if, according to present weather conditions - more about which later -) I'll just be stormed by Hollywood requests! Oh yes, the weather - well - if I may state it mildly, it's galing! Woke up to 13 1/2 ft. of heavy - jump-knee-high-to-get-thru snow, which has continued all day so far [Page 2] with a 70 or 80 mile wind to heighten the effect. And am I glad for ski pants! The Campus is literally swarmed with them - & I'm so delightful to be one of the group! Want to hear the very short note I wrote to Ted - Yes I did read your Valentine coming home on the train, but I've since read the Acrostic again. Not being a poet, nor yet exactly what you imagine me, I can't respond in kind, but I can appreciate the tender gesture, would it be quite “in perspective” to re-interpret our relationship now, however delicately you imply it? And it was a very lovely expression - I shan't forget it - But let's take stock of the comradship [mis-spelling: comradeship] we have. I'm not coming into Boston this wednesday, but someday, shall we arbitrarily declare a “holiday” & take it for ourselves? Ginger So that's that - not too good I'm afraid, but it may leave him a little bit in doubt as to in relative positions - & that won't hurt him The Mousse recipe sounds swell - & I shall try it immediately - picture us guzzling goo. (ooh - please!) Love again & congrats on Shakespeare - More love Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Arts, Theater, and Music; Personal Relationships; Student Life
Barnswallows; Theater; Weather; Men
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 20" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 106.