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Letter to her mother describing trip into Boston with friends, the cold weather, her new classes and professors, and her reaction to a Cleveland Symphony performance.
2/14/34 [stationary heading] WELLESLEY, MASS. Feb. 14, 1934 Darlingest Again I'm on the train - and headed for Boston this time. Lee is with me, also Dorothea, & we're all bent on different missions - Lee to shop, Dot to settlement, and me - ultimately - to meet Ted. I'm all dressed up and my green & brown - & the landscape is all decked out and brown & white, so our color scheme harmonizes beautifully. Yes of course it's cold - b-r-r-ringly so. And did you notice the snow on Tuesday morning? I thought of you when I got up at 7:30, & thought also of the snow - & that if I hadn't come Monday - there would have been so many complications - However I did hate to leave - it was so grand to be home - so very grand. And now I'm back in ye olde [Page 2] harness again - my 2 new classes are going to be excellent. My Comp. prof is such an improvement over Hamilton - oh by the way, I got an A- on my radio paper - suppose I have to establish my reputation all over again now, but I think it'll be worth it. And my Psych. lady is simply charming - young - & with a grand sense of humor & a very sweet sort of intimate smile. The rest of the courses remain about as usual - pretty good on the whole - oh - I went to the Cleveland Symphony last nite. No, didn't have a ticket, but Lee ushers, you know, so I went over about [deletion: 3/4] 1/2 of an hour late, Jess was taking tickets so I got in very serenely (Jess wanted to be sure to be remembered to you & asked about you at length.) I probably won’t do it again, but I didn’t have tickets, & - Artur Rodzinski was conducting - the one who officiated at the L.A. [Page 3] Philharmonic, so I wanted to hear him - And they're wonderful - oh very. I could close my eyes & be transported to the Hollywood Bowl - stars above, hard benches, Hollywoodland sign, & everything - including Rodzinski’s hair flopping and time with his breaths. I did enjoy it very much - they played Bach & Strauss - both Johann & Richard & there's something about a Strauss Viennese Waltz - oh oh - we’re arriving in South Station so love & more until soon Ginny P.S. I [deletion: ‘d] loved the walentine [mis-spelling: valentine] I did, did, [illegible: Him was cunning?] [Page 5] Translations furnished upon request
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Academics; Faculty, Staff, Administrators; Arts, Theater, and Music
Weather; Schedules, School; Orchestras; Homesickness
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 14" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 159.