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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

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 20