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Letter to her mother affirming that she wants her mother to visit; explaining her obligations for Verse Speaking Choir and the T.Z.E. studio; and describing events she wants her mother to go to and her insistence that her mother lets her pay for the weekend.
3/7/35 Thursday Mums dearest - What’s this - what’s this? You think you may not come? Goodness gracious you can’t be serious. What if Verse Speaking Choir doesn’t give it’s real dress rehearsal? I don’t think it’s going to be so good anyway, & you can see a little how it’s going to be. But T.Z.E. studio I think you would enjoy. I’m not one of the models, but I have to dress one of them, and work behind scenes. In between scenes girls are rendering piano solos, & I’m not sure what else! But it’s the only chance you’ll have to see what it’s like, & it’s the main thing T.Z.E. does. That’s the program for Saturday night. Saturday afternoon Frannie Mitchells’ [Page 2] original play is to be produced - it won the prize for one act plays, & is awfully good. I’d like you to see it & meet Frannie. I like her tremendously. Friday night is Dance Drana [mis-spelling: Drama] as I said, which I don’t know anything about, but which ought to be good. At least we could be what it was. Darling - you wouldn’t be taking me from the girls, you’d just be joining in with us. Only worse luck, both Helen & Hort are going away for the weekend so they can’t meet you. But I never heard anything so absurd - I can be with them any day and it isn’t every day I can have my mother come & see me. So - you will come, [Page 3] won’t you? I can’t wait until March 21st to see your new suit! And as for work - 2 glorious surprises were sprung this morning. First of all Dr. Wellman isn’t going to be here Saturday AM. & secondly, my paper on this 640 pages of “Good Companions” which was to have been due on Tuesday is postponed to the following Saturday! So I won’t have any work to speak of, & we can just do whatever we want to. Saturday AM. I’ll cut my 8:40, because one of the girls is just going on reading her paper - and we’ll have the day free, to do what we like. But don’t come prepared to do the [Page 4] washing! While I think of it, do we have a separate copy of Browning in the house? I can’t find my copy here. Never mind if you don’t have time - but if your eye lights on it - grab it & stuff it in the bag. But don’t let it make you miss the train. Can you get the 3:40 from Albany? Have a violent headache & indisposition in the [deletion: morning] afternoon? That means Framingham 8:30. Sorry Terry isn’t around, but get off the bus at the College Quadrangle, & I’ll be there. Incidentally, room & meals at my expense please - I’m a working goil [mis-spelling: girl] you know, - & I love to spend my money! Arguments superfluous - you’re coming - staying here in The Dorm - & we’re both taking a holiday! Unless I hear you’ve missed the train or jumped the track, heaven forbid either - I want you to come. Will be looking for you pronto. Love & plenty Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Student Life; Arts, Theater and Music; Home and Family
Choirs (Music); Tau Zeta Epsilon; Theater; Travel
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 7" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 148.