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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
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Worcester, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 November 13" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 140.