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Letter to her mother describing waiting to receive her grades, the penalties for poor grades, a shopping trip in Boston; and listing her grades.
Nov 17 ‘33 Friday AM. M’darlin’ Just a waitin’ for my grades outside Miss Lindsay's office, and per usual will improve the time. Today is the day we know the worst. I'm very very sceptical [mis-spelling: skeptical] cause Miss Dutcher practically told the class she gave terribly low grades, really lower than the quality of work we were doing, so that they would rise by the grand repost. I also have an and idea what I got on that perfectly vile econ. quiz - but it couldn't have been much - everybody thought they'd flunked it. [Page 2] All of this is just by way of preparation for the unknown. Also one D puts a gal on probation, which simply means no cutting of classes at all. Ho hum! That door remains shut for so long - wonder what's happening inside. By the way, did you know that the temperature in Los Angeles was 74º yesterday! And here the low was 12º! Ah me - but the peculiarities of Fate. However I wouldn't exchange everything here for everything there, so what! oh oh - pardon me! Later before dinner. Uh huh, here I is - and I suppose you're waiting for the list. Well - sit tight! Bible C+ Econ C Phil C Comp. B Music C At least I'm not on pro, and Miss Lindsay seemed most optimistic about ‘em - remarks about getting used to things, etc. But I don't think they're so hot. However I think I can raise them by the end of the semester when they're really sent out to everybody on typed cards which can be preserved. Oh, & I asked her about the little notice you got, & she said [Page 3] I didn't have to worry at all, because I didn't have any conditions, and it wasn't the no. of writs you’d completed by the end of the Junior year, but the grades you hold, & a C average is sufficient. So throw that little item from your shoulders. Went downtown yesterday & invested in [loss] mittens & [loss] necessary & expedient, & I like my mittens - very plain brown, but very warm, & $1.50. So - I ought to be warm, don't you think? It's lunch - and I'm the leetlest [mis-spelling: littlest] bit hungry, so will you pardon me again? Just for the weekend - I'll return Monday - With more love - Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Academics; Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Grading and marking (Students); Shopping
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 17" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 122.