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Letter to her mother describing her first check from writing for the New Haven paper, plans to save her earnings, an invitation to a dance from Dick, and her plants; and discussing money she thinks she left at home.


Jan 5 ‘34 Friday AM. Mums dearest - How are things going? Woke up to much snow and more threatened this morning, so I have my ski pants on, and am thoroughly prepared to enjoy it to the utmost. Yesterday I got a check from my New Haven paper for $1.30!! So if they pay by the inch, I guess little Ginny will surely make her stories longer in the future. I was most surprised, but very delighted. I'm going to save all the [Page 2] money I earn this year (sounds optimistic) and just see how much it amounts to. Also I got more orders for cleaning, so I'm in the money. Which reminds me - the $ [deletion: 10] 15 wasn't in my blue bag as I thought. So it must be home some place - where, I don't know. Are you sure that was yours that I put in your ivory jewel box? I remember your money was in one purse, & mine was in the other when they were under the Christmas tree, but I took $10 of mine to [Page 3] buy my ski pants, pay for my wave etc., & I have $3 left. So if you come across it, shoot it along. I won't need it though, so if you don't find it scattered somewhere, don't send me yours and think you're being noble. Do you hear me? Cause it's just like you do something like that & say you didn't want a new dress anyway! So them's orders, & I want ‘em obeyed! Saturday I'm out going to dinner, but Dick called up last night and invited me to [Page 4] A fraternity dance - informal. I'm going to find out tonight if it's formal enough for my velvet, or whether I wear my green. My plants are beautiful - Anne took care of them for me, and they've come up so nicely. She saw a Ralph's picture in a new frame, and said “oh, I see you’ve fallen in love for the vacation.” So I proceeded to tell her that it only cost 15¢! But I have had letters every day from him, so I guess he likes me a little bit, huh? Maybe I like you a little more too, huh? Love anyway, ‘nd ever Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Personal Relationships


Money; College student newspapers and periodicals; Men

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 5