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Letter to her mother describing an essay, a close loss in a Crew race, dinner with her friend Peggy Holt, a trip to the Symphony with friends, and the scene at the train station to Boston.
Nov 5 ‘33 [image: Wellesley College shield] Saturday PM. Mums darling - Oh hello!Just partially finished typing my paper, so climb down from the typewriter, and land on this page. Almost played golf this P.M., but decided I wouldn't have any other time to do the darn thing, so stuck to the straight and narrow & plunged away. There was hardly a soul in the dorm, so I really got a lot done. And tonight is the symphony concert. Four of us are going together, & it ought to be much good entertainment don't you think? Yes I knew you'd be anxious about the Crew races. But ease your mind. Nothing [Page 2] startling happened - we just didn't get over the finish line ahead. We were only about 6 inches behind, but they got there first. The girl behind me caught a crab too, so we weren't terribly chagrined, & it was grand fun just the same. We got just as much cheering as the winning boat, so it didn't really matter. Did you get a letter yesterday? I missed the last mail & asked Anne Hart to post it when she took the train, & I wondered if she did. Probably. There goes the gong for supper - so bye. Just a second before leaving for the concert - 2 minutes to the exact - but I should worry greatly. No, I [Page 3] won't be late. It's only 10 minutes of 7, & the train doesn't leave till 7:25. Went to dinner at Severance last night with Peggy Holt, met her one day at a Barn Tea, & she's asked me to dinner twice when I haven't been able to go, so last night I finally got there, & we had salmon & maplenut sundae. Most worthwhile. Station Decided we’d better wait down here instead of in the room, so here we are along with 2 rickety old codgers who are pacing up & down, & one little boy who looks lost. Shall I describe the station? It's most terribly fascinating, & there are [Page 4] The nicest telephone books, & the cutest clock which ticks like the day of doom. To say nothing of a Correct Weight One ‘Cent affair, & 3 maps. So there. By the way, if you have a chance, how about finding out about the bus service? Maybe I could come that way instead of by train. But anyway I’ll come! With rings on the toes and - oh oh, that's not right - but perhaps it's because I hear the train in the distance. Scuse [mis-spelling: excuse] the scrawl but it can still say I love you easy enough - You bet I does Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Arts, Theater, and Music; Athletics and Physical Education; Student Life
Rowing; Passenger trains; Food; Concerts
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 5" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 139.