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Letter to her mother describing her boredom in class, gathering subscriptions for the Red Cross, her part in the Fall Formal plays, work for Press Board, and her upcoming plans for dinner with a friend and a conference in Boston.


Nov 14 ‘33 Tuesday AM. Darling, Can I sit and listen to Lady Hamilton talk about Greek tragedy - no. I’m so sad to say, I cannot. Her voice just goes on & on, & never says much. Everybody is either writing something or reading, & poor Edith Hammy is just talking & reading along too. I was so terribly disappointed not to get your call last night. I was up on the 4th floor getting people to subscribe to the Red Cross, & I didn't get back to my own room till about 10. I suppose they told you I was here all night, but I'd love to have talked to you. But I suppose this Ted says, “c'est la vie.” And is it ever hard to get to work (way over) [Page 2] again! It's also a very gray day - not snowing or raining, but simply nil. And Greek tragedy seems most bothersomely unimportant. Scuse the novel way of paging this letter, but it would crackle so loudly if I dared to turn the page. She's about to read a theme now, so I suppose I must listen to criticize. Noon Back from lunch, & am going in for a cookie and a great big way. My, my yes. Mmm. Got a notice that I'm to be a second Airman in the Fall Formal plays. I tried out just for fun, & the [Page 3] part isn't very large - I may not even have to say more than 3 or 4 lines, but it'll be fun to be behind the scenes, as it were. Also have to write some stories for Press Board for the New Haven papers, & I think we got paid for the space it takes up. That's an aspect I hadn't thought of before - but it may bring in a few pennies. Just about what the girls from New Haven are doing at Wellesley. Tonite I'm going to dinner with a Transfer I met along about the first of the year. She moved to Severance, & I happened to see her the other day, so she invited me to dinner. Then choir & then philosophy, speech & sundry other routine things. Also go in to Boston tomorrow for my Home Libraries Conference. May not get a chance to write, but I think I shall find time darlin’. I'm still thinking very hard how grand you are - wish I didn't have to go to music & could write more but, it's duty, darn it all, but I do love you, I do, I do. Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Arts, Theater and Music; Student Life


College student newspapers and periodicals; Greek drama; Food; Theater; American Red Cross

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 14