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Letter to her mother describing open the package her mother sent, her surprise at being nominated as a candidate for executive committee for her class, and the possibility of making the first boat on Crew.


10/4/34 Thursday Noon Specially dearest - And have I had much fun opening my package - no kidding, it was sort of like Christmas - shoe boxes, magazine - and above all my hat - and the fudge. Lady, do you know that I've only had its cover off about 4 minutes, & that there's a hole in the center about 4 inches round! I have a fragment of a piece in my left hand now, which I have promised myself must be my last - [Page 2] That very maidenly figure you know! It sure is grand though. My hat is going to be darling - the head band, sad to say though, is a wee bit tight - but when I loosen it up a little, it's going to be most tricky. I had forgotten you were making it - but - was most agreeably delighted!!!! And as a sugarplum for you - I may have 2 piece of news. One, that I just found out this morning, and which [Page 3] astonished me mightily - is that I apparently am running for executive committee of the class! There isn't a chance though, cause the others are all officials and some capacity, but it was such a surprise to know I was even nominated! And the other is that I may have a chance of getting on the 1st crew this fall unless I'd like to stroke the 2nd crew. Two of the girls didn't come back, one on our crew and one on [Page 4] the first crew - and that leaves an opening for Someone - I'm merely hoping - which doesn't do a great deal of harm - & is rather fun. Oh yes - another little bit of press agenting - I got an A on my 1st paper for Miss Hart! There! That's enough of me! It's quite enough - it’ll take you ages, not only to read all this, but to digest it - SO - So long - My extreme best love and - you are a darling. Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Athletics and Physical Education; Student Life


Gifts; Food; Rowing

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 October 4