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Letter to her mother describing her return to campus from Christmas vacation, her exam schedule, and letters from Ted and Ralph.


Jan 3 ‘34 Wed. Mother dearest - Yes, indeed, I'm here, all safe, sound and somewhat sleepy. Arrived intact with the exception of my little red hat which fully disappeared where I don't know, but the poster was very obliging and said he'd look even more thoroughly after we all left. But I really slept surprisingly well - except for the jerky stops and starts - which were most numerous. However I was very cozy in my upper, plenty of air, & I've come to the conclusion that I [Page 2] almost prefer it to a stuffy lower. Anyway it worked out beautifully. Lee was here when I arrived - had come last night on the bus. Also found a gray rug Anne (the maid) had substituted for mine of many colors. I'm going to change my desk over against the wall near the radiator, splice leads to make ‘em reach and wait for my blasted trunk to arrive. And I have the exam. schedule. Darling, it isn't too promising. And at this point when most of my enthusiasm [Page 3] is with a certain mother of mine, my course in Music History annoys me terribly. Here's the worst. Thurs. Feb. 1 Econ 2 PM Sat Feb 3 Philosophy 9 AM, Bible 2 PM Mon Feb 5 Comp. paper due 4:30 PM. Wed. Feb 7 Music 9 AM. Second semester begins Mon. Feb. 12., And we have a vacation Thursday, Feb. 22nd. Figure it out to your best ability. I haven't thought about it much yet, but I will when I get breathing space. The first bell is about to ring for lunch, & after a breakfast of an orange, I'm ready for it. Lee just came in to borrow my [Page 4] pen, & I let her take it., Darn it all, cause I wanted to right thank you notes to people. But ---! Found a letter from Ted & one from Ralph waiting for me. So suppose that means more letters. My oh me. It'll be work, work, work from now on, so I’d better start out by making my bed, & straightening things. But I'll be thinking about you all day - and more too. Tell your cherubs hello for me, and take it out in beating them up. No, better hug ‘em to death - give them a couple for me. And lovin’ you tremendously - in fact, oh so very much - Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Home and Family


Examinations; Passenger trains; Men

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 3