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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.
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
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Personal Relationships; Student Life
Men; Passenger trains; Vacations; Dinners and dining
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 December 13" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 133.