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Letter to her mother describing a phone call from Dick, letters from a friend from Pomona (Louise) and Ralph, and her friend Lee's small business selling oranges.


Jan 21 ‘34 Saturday evening Mother dear - At last I really have a minute, not necessarily snatched from between classes. Just had a telephone call from Dick, which was mainly to tell me that the date of the dance had been advanced to the 17th of February, but which somehow lengthened into a 20 minute conversation touching on all the important questions of the day and night. I'm so glad it's postponed, because [Page 2] it really is quite an affair and I'm glad I can get to go to it. Oh oh, my California dialect cropping out! Did I tell you I had a letter from Louise with the hanky in it, very newsy, but the same kind of news. I don't quite understand it, but I'm even happier here than I was there, and you know how I did love Pomona. Also a letter from Ralph in which he expressed at length is extreme delight at the Prom invitation, and said he was already making plans how he could do it. In which case he will probably return the money if you sent it. Somehow I can't imagine his taking it, but I do think it was so perfectly wonderful of you to have thought about offering. You're always doing things for me. I should be the most spoiled individual [Page 3] in the world, and I probably am. But I have been working today - mostly on my paper. Yes, it's coming - and Lee is selling oranges - gets them wholesale & sells them 4 for 25¢, so I think I shall Jaime hie me in and invest - they’re real California oranges too, & big & luscious! So nite night again - per usual it's late, but not too late. And never too late for much, oh very much, Love Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Personal Relationships; Student Life


Men; Dance parties; Food habits

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 21