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Letter to her mother describing the success of the Verse Speaking Choir concert, the positive reception from students, a compliment she received for it while off campus, and her plans for the evening.
3/13/35 Wed AM Dearest Mums - Can’t seem to locate a pen - but the news can be told as well in pencil. And the news, you’ll be glad to hear, is good. Barring a few ragged spats of entrances etc. the program came off beautifully, and I think people enjoyed it. One girl said she practically wept thru part of it. And several people have bothered to say how much they enjoyed it. No one forgot, & we had learned everything by last night, so we came in more or less together & strongly. And I didn’t [Page 2] forget my solos or anything. Someone wanted to know who the girl with the strong voice was in the Rider at the Gate. And this morning I went down to Hathaway to get Birthday cards for Keith & Margie - and a woman was telling the proprietor how much she had enjoyed the program; how impressive it was, and how amazed she was that we could do such difficult things so well. So I was standing beside her - and simply smiled - “Thank you,” says I, “that’s most encouraging”. “oh,” says she excitedly, “were you in it?” And thereupon [Page 3] told me all over again how effective it was - especially the 1st part which I thought wasn’t much good. So I guess we’ll go down as not having disgraced Miss deBanke anyway. Had a grand time in the bookstore - saw a book of Irish poems - very thin & not expensive - and sent it to Keith. It will surprise him mightily, but I couldn’t walk out with all those books there, & not buy any! Someday when I’m rich I’m coming back & simply revel. This afternoon, going down to [Page 4] T.Z.E. to read Good Companions & at 4:40 go over to Alumnae to hear Christopher Morley read his own poems & talk about poetry. Then over to Smaill’s in the evening. Busy days - but interesting ones - and not so many more after April 1st! Ooooh that General - and the novel - They’re so amorphous as yet. Bye ‘n love to you Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Arts, Theater, and Music; Student Life
Choirs (Music); Concerts; Bookstores
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 13" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 150.