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Letter to her mother describing her Speech class, the cold weather, dinner with friends, and the train ride into Boston for the Home Libraries Conference.


Nov 15 ‘33 Wed. AM Darling again - Speech class this time, with 10 minutes of nothing to do. The rest of the class is writing phonetics, but your little bright & shining light is all finished and proceeds to take full advantage of the extra time. And is it cold this morning! As Anogene would say, I practically froze my tail feathers walking over to Choir this morning. Snow on the ground and wind in the air, and what will cock robin, do then, poor thing? Californians don't realize their joys, by cracky. [Page 2] But I don't really mind. It's sort of fun especially when the buildings are so nice & warm. Had a very fine time at dinner last night - sat with some friends of Chappie's, as well as Doris, and got invited to come and see them sometime, which I will, no doubt. They're cute, and the dinner was also very good, carrots & peas, roast beef & caramel sundae. On the train - Just as an excuse for the scribbling - I am now on my way to the Metropolis! Another girl from Press Board is going in, & we’re to meet after our separate conferences & have supper together in Boston. Fun, what? You should have seen the crowd at the station! Must have been all of 50 or so going in, & the way the Wellesley girls piled into the Smoker was so coy! And is it cold? Maybe I mentioned that before but notwithstanding the sunshine & fur coats (bless its heat) people [Page 3] are muchly annoyed, & go around buried in their collars. The Charles River on the left looks so cold!, & all the trees are blowing one way. Everybody has been asking me to go back to California and take ‘em all with me. [Loss] of the problems I can solve here in keeping warm - and I'm doing it darling, I'm doing it - we’re about in now, & the jiggling is about to stop, so I should close with much & more Love Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Personal Relationships; Student Life


Passenger trains; Weather; Boston, Mass

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 15