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Letter to her mother describing her schoolwork, a pop quiz in Bible class, the new arrangement of her dorm room, shopping she planned to do later, and items she must send back home.


Jan 4 ‘34 Thursday AM. My best beloved Mumsy - Back in the harness again. Indeed and how does it feel to start working? Somehow it seems so natural again, and I really mean to work very hard. I’ve just completed an hour and a half of the Reign of David, and feel somewhat Old Testamentized, But it's really quite interesting. David wasn't such a beautiful saint as the Illustrated Bible Story Book made him out to be, but he was a pretty good sort after all. Didn't it seem about the middle of the night when 7 o’clock came? Of course [Page 2] today is dark & faintly stormy anyway, but I swear that 7 o’clock bell sounded like a fog horn. And my friend Miss Dutcher gave us a roll call in Bible! Luckily I'd read over my notes before class began, & I may have bluffed my way thru, but bluffing is pretty impossible with her.. However I did remember that Abalsom got hung by his beautiful long hair - (see page ? of Illus. B. Story BK.) so my childhood religion helped beautifully. Wore my green dress to dinner last night & enjoyed the comments. Even Lee admitted it might solve a few problems. We may [Page 3] go in Saturday night to the apartment again, whether just for the evening, or for dinner I don't know. My trunk arrived yesterday P.M, so I'm all arranged & put away. I mov[illegible] (the word is moved) my dresser farther down by the window, with the lamp between it and the chair. It doesn't stick out so much now, and makes room larger. And you have no idea how very much more pleasant is my new gray rug with the Indian ones thrown cornerwise upon it. After I’d gotten thoroughly fixed, I sat down & wrote to Mildred, Aunt [ilegible: Mote?] and Ralph, readressed [mis-spelling: re-addressed] Edna & Don's [Page 4] card, and felt virtuous. And this afternoon Lee & I are going downtown - me to get some paper napkins, a blotter - large for the desk - & to change my checking account. Oh by the way - & I'm humbly bowing my head in shame - you were quite right about the rouge. I don't know how it got in my brown satin bag I didn't use when I was home, but it's yours, cause mine was in my dresser drawer when I got back here! So I'll ship it back immediately, with much regret for my dominating certainty.!!! But I'll be good, honest I will (Have to be, I'm in the Libe [mis-spelling: Library] -) But I'm leaving for Comp. class. So bye bye & a hug (maybe a stray kiss or 2, huh? Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Buildings and Grounds; Home and Family


Examinations; Homework; Dormitories

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 4