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Letter to her mother describing her trip back to Wellesley from home, a book by Kathleen Norris, her visit with her family, and a kitten on the platform at the train station in Worcester.


Nov. 13 ‘33 Worcester Well darling I'm perfectly safe in the big city of Worcester, & calmly sitting in the station with, 55 minutes to spare - so I'm sparing them. So far it has been a most joyable [mis-spelling: enjoyable] trip. Got a seat on the sunny side with a river view all the way, & besides costuming my characters I did a small theme for Philosophy, and read a Kathleen Norris story about a business gal who graduated from Wellesley & was so efficient no man head ever thought [Page 2] to help her along. Life's way, so she hid her efficiency, & lo & behold, got her man! Which should serve as a solemn warning to all serious minded Wellesley girls - also to the flutter budget (is that the approved spelling?) who wouldn't have had brains enough to hide ‘em! What do you think of the middle track as an investment? A proper of which I shall drop Ted a line & let him know that I'm back on the scene - eh? But honestly it was so grand to be home. I can't tell you how I loved every bit of it. And the [Page 3] only thing I'm sorry about is that it couldn't have been longer. You were so thoughtful to have the house looking so beautiful, & to fix the things I like to eat, to say nothing of arranging such a swell time for me on the side. And you won't have to do my slip, cause Mum Mum said she'd be glad to, piece it & send it to me & she took it with her. So that's one thing lest for you to do, & I know how much work you're going to have to do. Time out - there's a tiny kitten playing with an enormous mouse & [Page 4] the whole station force is grinning at it - red caps gathered in a circle & acting as if it were some unknown entity - ‘Tis cute though, & I haven't the faintest idea how it got here. And I shall now hie me over & buy an envelope & stamp, & mail this in Wellesley, so you'll know I arrived intact. Oh oh - they're calling the Albany train on Track 1. Shall I hop it & return? Got a conscience, darn it all - so we’ll mark time till Christmas - & I'll see you for 3 whole weeks - but it was mighty wonderful this weekend darling, & I love you greatly. Ginny


Worcester, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family


Passenger trains; Books

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Worcester, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 13