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WCA_6C_Westervelt_1933_12_13

Date

12-13-1933

Physical Description

4 pages + 1 envelope

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Letter to her mother discussing the schedule for the train home for Christmas vacation; and describing the excitement on campus for the holiday, and a visit with her friend Lee to visit three men (Terry, Dick, and Jim) Lee knew at their apartment.

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Dec 13 ‘33 Tuesday AM. Dearest - I can't understand why you didn't have my letter. I sent it Monday morning. I hope nothing happened that you didn't get it at all - cause you must be in a heck of a stew, to say the least. Goodness, I hope you get this - cause, as I said before, I'm leaving on the 12:45, & arriving in Schenectady at 6:34 P.M. which, by the time you get this, we'll be today! My ain’t it swell. I have to pack & do numerous other things today - & tomorrow! [Page 2] Everybody is so excited, & I can imagine what a bustle & fury there'll be around here tomorrow. Per usual, I've got millions of things to do, but they're little things, & won't take too long. Last nite Lee & I had the time of our lives. Which is trite & please excuse it, but we did have fun. You see Terry, this boy Lee knows, lives with 2 other fellows in Boston, & she's established sort of a big sister relationship with all of them - darns socks, etc. And last nite Dick, [Page 3] one of the 3, came out, & I went in with her to cook supper for them. We decorated the table, made Bisquicks, I had fresh beans, cream of tomato soup, omelet with mushrooms, baked potatoes, & that chocolate cookie & whipped cream dessert. They were so appreciative & grateful it was almost amusing, but very gratifying. They're all awfully nice boys, who really have a remarkable atmosphere of comradeship, & who seemed pathetically glad of the feminine touch. We even made Jim’s bed, cause it was all lumped up & thrown together. Then we [Page 4] just talked & danced, & did have such a nice time. Eh heh, a man's apartment, but somehow it was much different. You know - & they were so delighted to have us fixed things up for them. It's beginning to snow - guess it's a good thing the bus didn't run. However probably the train’ll be late too - better call up & see before anybody comes to meet me. I won't have any luggage tho, so I can take the trolley up just as well - or it's busses now, isn't it? Anyway - Definitely-I-will-be-seeing-you Soon, with love Ginny

Location

Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York

Tags

Personal Relationships; Student Life

Subject

Men; Passenger trains; Vacations; Dinners and dining

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 December 13

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