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Letter to her mother describing her schoolwork, a trip to the movies with Lee, Stocky, and Otto, the schedule for Float Night, and old essays she would like her mother to send; and discussing travel arrangements for her mother's visit that weekend.
5/16/34 [typed] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Mother dearest, And how are the plans coming? It will be so good to see you. I'm working most hard this week so as to be carefree for the weekend. Want to hear the schedule, just for fun? Friday, Psych. paper due; Monday, essay due, and Econ. quiz.; Tuesday, Music quiz,.... and that's enough for the time being. Haven't been doing much but studying Bible for the quiz yesterday, and reading Psych. for my paper. Oh yes, I took Miss Perkins to tea at the Inn, and had a very nice chat with her. She invited me again to her little house near Rensselaerville Center, wherever that is, sometime this summer, and told us all abouyt [mis-spelling: about] Constantinople and England. The cinnamon toast was hot, and the tea was excellent, so a fine time was had. O And last night, Otto called up Lee, said that he was leaving on a job today, and wanted to see her to say goodbye. Would she go out with him, and please ask me if I could see Stocky because he was very desirous of same. So there wasn't much we could do about it, altho [mis-spelling: although] neither one of us wanted to take time out from studying to go out. However we saw “Death Takes a Holiday” at Wellesley Hills, and were rather impressed. Fredric March did a grand job, and we really enjoyed it. Now I've got to work like heck to get that paper done today, and an extra crew call out too. We're coming along. Lee and I both row 7 in the race, so she's rowing on one crew, and I'm rowing on the second. Races start at 7:45 sharp, and the floats begin to commence at 8. The theme for them is Grimm's Fairy Tales, with Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk etc. Lee and I are also paddling the floats if we can get back from the race in time to get assembled. Do let me know just what time you think you can arrive. Of course if it rains, the races and floats will be Saturday night. I’d be inclined to wonder if we've had enough rain, or if it mightn’t be considerate and wait for you to get here. If you take the train it would be almost impossible to get here, I should think, but if you left school a few minutes early, couldn’t you make Wellesley in less than 6 hours? However, do as you think best, and it probably will be. The reason Doug hasn't written to you is because he wrote and asked Lee for your address, said he had forgotten it, and she hasn't answered his letter yet! So our little birthday suggestions haven't gotten much concrete thought, I'm afraid. But then, we can talk about that…...soon! [handwritten] Bell rang for lunch - so I'm over in the Libe [mis-spelling: Library] about to be conscientious & do a Bible assignment. It's a beautiful day though - and I may decide to adjourn to where there isn't such a studious attitude & where I can protect my theories of adolescent Interests on paper at will. Oh yes - do you suppose you [Page 2] could find my Christopher Morley paper I wrote for Miss Murphy Freshman year, and also the cut one I [deletion: w] used for American Literature last year? Never mind the last though, because I don't think I ever got it back, but if you look in that box of my things in the room in the attic, I think it's there. I may be able to use it again - the material I mean, with another dressing - and it would save me no end of work. I think in the copy I handed in to Murphy, I had cut it for use last year anyway, so don't bother about anything but that. If I don't hear from you to the contrary, I’ll see you about 9 o’clock Friday night somewhere - it had better be at the boathouse so I can give you your ticket to see the floats if you get here in time. If not, I'll be back at the house to await your arrival - wheeeee! I shall indeed be seeing you and - my bestest love until then Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Student Life; Personal Relationships
Rowing; Men; Travel; Float Night
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 May 16" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 110.