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Letter to her mother answering her mother's questions about the date she described in her previous letter; and describing missing California, her plans for Thanksgiving, and the rates for the bus from Boston to Schenectady.


Nov. ‘33 [Nov. 24, 1933] Friday Darling - And was you worried about us trotting around Boston? Please don't - cause we simply had to walk from the theater district to the South Station which isn't far, and which everybody does. Nobody thinks anything about being around alone in Boston. They're always some people from College on the train to, & nobody thinks of thing about it, really. As for the Marx Bros., it was the only show in town that had a good stage show, & it was at [Page 2] the same theater we went to, the Met. which is the nicest theater in Boston. However they both confessed the show wasn't much good so - may I stand up for their intelligence. Besides they really were very nice boys, and Pegg’d known both of them for about 2 years, so does that explain away the little difficulties? Grace & her linen dress make me sick! But did you see where Tujunga had a big fire with spread to La Crescenta? Must have been some excitement - ashes floating around San Fernando Valley etc. Doesn't it make you a little homesick - or is there another word for that California feeling - perhaps [Page 3] it's only because there are so many things to do here and such a short time to do them in. Everything does pile up so. But I’ll dig my way out. Expect to study all weekend, but I'm not going to eat Thanksgiving dinner alone darling. Peggy asked me this morning to come to her house for the day, & I accepted with pleasure. I wouldn't have minded so terribly much staying here, but I do think it'll be nice not to have to go into Thanksgiving turkey at the sound of a bell. Wasn't it nice of her to ask me? Her mother is sweet too, I met her last Sunday. Hope they do have Turkey now! I've been looking up bus rates & times to Schenectady, & I think [Page 4] it takes about 8 hours, but is only $5;40 I think, round trip. That's not definite, but it's such a saving of money, & a few hours difference wouldn't make much more, with 3 weeks to spend. What do you think about it? The Travel Bureau is finding out definitely for me, & I'll know soon, but those are the relative figures. Well I think I shall dip The Amber Trees in aqua regia in a little while, and must leave at the moment, for Music History - we're doing Beethoven, and he’s grand. I don't need to tell you to take care of yourself - but do, anyway - Love & love Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Personal Relationships; Tradition and Ritual


Passenger trains; Thanksgiving Day; Travel; Men

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 24