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Letter to her mother describing a trip into Boston later that afternoon, the lack of a letter from Ralph and the reason he's likely upset with her, and dinner with her friend Peggy.


Jan 10 ‘34 Wednesday Howdy Mumsy darling, With 15 minutes to lunch, my radio playing “Lullaby Lady”, and an extra stamp lying in my desk it does seem a shame not to relax and write you a little note. Yes'm, I'm going into Boston this afternoon, but expect to return on the 4:50 train, so don't anticipate any causes on your part for worry. If it were a little nicer day I might browse around a little, but it's simply a dull grayish sort of monotonous day, and I think I'll come [Page 2] back here and work. I'll tell Miss Huntington today that I won't be able to keep on coming in during exams, & just gradually stop after they're over I guess. Seeing as how Ted is so infernally busy! Swell social worker I am - are you smiling? Cause you should be. Haven't heard from Ralph since he received my letter about New Year's Eve. However this makes the first day he's missed, so I won't lay it entirely to that. I simply told him that woman somehow just had to go places and do things, but that the places [Page 3] they went in the things they did weren't really important. It was the thoughts one thought that really meant something - & I concluded with balm to his ego I hope. Think that is O.K? I want him to understand that I'll go out if I want to, but that it really won't make a great deal of difference. I suppose he's a little jealous, which isn't such a terrible thing, but I don't think he's unreasonably so. After all he had just left New Year's Eve., & I can see how the thought of my going out with some other men might have affected him. Probably I wouldn't have liked [Page 4] it too much if he'd gone from our house and taken some other gal out as soon as he got back! Reminds me, I took Peggy downtown to supper last night, & we had a fine time. She offered me her house & mother as chaperone anytime I wanted to stay in to Boston late, so that makes it rather nice case I ever do want to. She invited me and Sunday, but I'd have to take the train in & out, & it wasn't worth it - anyway the invitations extended to whenever I can come. oh oh - there goes luncheon & I-must-dash- but leaving behind much o’ me best love with you - Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Personal Relationships


Men; Boston, Mass

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 10