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Letter to her mother describing a fraternity dance and the men in the fraternity, a trip into Boston with Lee to see Dick and Terry, and a frank discussion of sex with them.


Jan 8 ‘34 [Jan. 8, 1934] Monday AM. Morning Mother ‘o Mine - Spose it’s evening there at this point, but just at present, it's 8:30 AM. on a very wet gray Monday Morning with only patches of snow left. Yes indeed, the dance Saturday was delightful. The frat. house was quite large & interesting people were there. Nobody special, but some good dancers, some brilliant scientific boys, a Dane who didn't like to be called a Swede, a very amusing one-eyed boy who is reputed to be the 2nd best line stringer in the fraternity, and others, among them a very boring [Page 2] but I suppose bright person, a bad dancer, from Pasadena. He hadn’t heard about the results of the flood either, but from the few meager reports, it must have been pretty bad. Did you see the picture in the Times Sunday? California certainly doesn't do anything by halves! Sunday I didn't open my eyes till about 11, & spent a very quiet but industrious day, during which Philosophy, Econ, Speech & Music all came in for their share. Had an excellent Turkey dinner - and I might add cold Turkey supper - listened to the Symphony, & [Page 3] left on the train for Quaker Meeting. It was quite interesting, & then Dick met us, also Terry, & we went back to the apartment for coffee & cinnamon toast. Also heard some of Dick’s stories - 4 of which are in the process of completion. He has a unique way of saying something, and marvelous descriptive prowess. Also very interesting to talk with. I've had a very rare but most matter-of-fact discussion about sex on the way out. It was interesting to get a man's point of view when he acted as if it had been [Page 4] the income Tax-report with discussion following. But as a request of 2 one o’clock in the succession, with subsequent pajama talk-overs with Lee, I'm feeling really sleepy this morning, & shall endeavor to retire somewhat earlier than schedule for the rest of the week. Weekends, however, ought to be holidays, don't you think so? Especially as Saturday I wrote to Frannie & Anogene, & I'm all caught up on my correspondence. Feels good!!! I must away - but only for a day (po-ll-eeze [mis-spelling: please]!!!), Loving you alway Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Personal Relationships; Student Life


Men; Dance parties; Food

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 8