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Letter to her mother describing studying for exams, a visit to Dick, Terry, and Jim's apartment, and Choir rehearsals.


1/30/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Tues AM. Darling - Before I start the Bible, just a word to you. It's been a very quiet weekend. [deletion: Yesterday] Sunday we sang in chapel and studied Econ. all P.M. retiring early yesterday - and was it cold!! Wind & weather & much cold. room - I studied in Lee's room, again Econ, with her memorizing Psychology. We had much fun - it was warm in there, we burned some insense [mis-spelling: incense] for atmosphere, and amused each other in between periods of concentrated study. Lee’s really a pretty swell person, & we get along very beautifully. We went into the apartment again Saturday night & cooked the boys a grand dinner. Honestly I've never known 3 boys who could be so darned appreciative of all we do. Their dish towels had been used on dishes which had had scant benefit of water, so I washed [Page 2] them all out, & was certainly rewarded by the looks on their faces when they saw them hanging on the rack. I suppose we do things like that partly because it's fun doing them, & partly because they do appreciate it so much. Dick had started on another story, & he consumed most of the evening telling it to me & talking about it. Last night just as we were about to go in for milk & crackers & cookies at 9:30, Dick called just to talk, but obligingly rung off when he heard about the food & plans to finish the conversation tonight. I told him that sometime if they stacked up on chocolate, I make them a chocolate cake - wish you could be here to improve it for me though. Chocolate cocoanut [mis-spelling: coconut] frosting forsooth - are ya tryin’ to hasten my arrival? I'm so glad you got the coat, & am anxious to see it - & I'll be on hand to shop for the dress - however, all I know [Page 3] about Boston style is what I see in the Sunday NY. Times! I'll try to see Mrs. Carr, but I don't quite know when I'll have time before I come home. This studying business cuts up the day considerably, we also have to sing in choir 2 mornings this week, & go to rehearsal Tues. & Thurs. PM, but I'll try. Afraid I won't be able to get another letter to you for awhile, but don't worry - I'll just be sticking around here - & I'll let you know definitely about the train time - may go down this afternoon to see about it - But Bible has a strong urge - too strong I fear - so byebye - but with “gobs & gobs” of love Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Personal Relationships; Student Life


Examinations; Men; Food habits; Wellesley College Choir

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 30