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Letter to her mother describing other letters she sent, making the preliminary squad for Crew, her regular evening coffee with her friends Lee and Anne, and the decor in her room; and asking about laundry prices back home.


Oct 18 33 Wednesday nite Dearest - What! No letter from my errant daughter this morning! And errant daughter hangs her head in shame. But then, says she, no letter from her charming lady mother either, says she, & lifts her head a little bit. Also, says she, lifting it a little more, there's three letters in the mail box this evening. One to the daughter's grandma, of 8 Pages, one to the guy who may bring daughter home, & one to the man who wrote 2 sweet, pathetic letters about working hard & not getting letters. So can I lift it still a little higher? And [Page 2] I have a little more than 20 minutes in which to dash this off too, cause it's now 8:10, & I haven't a great deal to do before 9 o’clock when I'm going to bed. I did go right after choir last night and haven't felt any ill effects of my late vigil yet. However it wouldn't do the least harm to try going early again I think. Today was another grand day, & Crew came along beautifully. Jess asked for you & said to say hello to you for him. He was tremendously interested to know that I made the preliminary squad - which really doesn't amount to much except that you can be considered for the final Crew, but there isn't a chance in the world of making it. I'm not even hoping so I can't possibly be disappointed when I don't. Good philosophy? Beyond that nothing of tremendous importance has happened. We've just finished coffee. That's getting to be a regular custom with Lee, Anne Hart & me. And it is very nice & cozy & rounds out the meal beautifully. Kind of softens the hard corners, if you know what I mean. However we did have roast pork - or maybe it was veal with dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes & boiled onions in butter. Also cranberry pie, tell grandpa. But [Page 3] I eat so much of what we do have that there’s little danger of my losing. By the way, how much could I get 2 sheets laundered for at home, including cost of mailing the laundry case? It's 24¢ here for my sheets, and I think that's atrocious. Last year it was 11¢! If there's any cheaper laundry home I'd send ‘em, but I suppose the total cost wouldn't be a great deal different. My chair is so grand - when I get a chance to sit in it - but it's even nice to look at it with the lamp & table beside it. Oh I am fixed so beautifully. Guess I'll go sit in it now & read philosophy. Nite nite darlin’, Love ‘n Kisses Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Athletics and Physical Education; Home and Family; Personal Relationships; Student Life


Rowing; Food; Laundry; Dormitories; Cazenove Hall

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 October 18