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Letter to her mother describing a weekend visit to Hilda, her large home, and the lilies of the valley her mother sent. Date later added to the head of the letter may be incorrect.
[14 April, 1935] Trinity Station Back Bay Boston, Mass. 3:10 P.M. Sunday Dearest - Now will you say, as Shouldn’t, That your daughter is a waster of time? Here she is sitting outside of the above address, with nearly 20 minutes ahead of me before train time. Yes, the occasion was a weekend with Hilda - a very surprisingly nice one, at that. Left Saturday after classes and went to a bridge tea with the Sorority given at Filene’s. We did have a very merry [Page 2] time - I like the girls a lot, & wasn't expecting to specially. Then went out for supper - Dutch - and got back quite late, so just sat around in her huge room & talked, looked at the senior year book [mis-spelling: yearbook], & talked more. Another girl there had lived in Schenectady for 10 years, so we all had a most ‘joyable [mis-spelling: enjoyable] time. She lived on Bedford Road too & knew Ruth Beers. This morning we went to church & back for dinner [Page 3] with coffee afterwards. The house has 4 floors, & all the rooms are simply huge! Fireplaces in them too, by gum. Altogether it was a very nice interlude - except that I hated to leave my lilies of the valley - even for a night! Oh mother they were lovely! Just as fresh as I imagine they were growing. I wore a spray of them, & was envied by everyone. Gave a few from my coat to a girl going in on the train with me, & was most generous in letting people sniff. Oh they were lovely. I do hope Lee has [Page 4] kept them fresh for me. I gave them into her care till I got back. You were such a darling to send them to me. Hilda said “I always knew your mother was a peach!” And I smiled, & added a fervent amen! Cause my opinion of you is - well - superfluously grandiloquent - but you know that. Aha - the rumble in the distance, as of engines approaching - so - I shall wend my way Wellesley-ward - and the shall find its way you-ward, eh? With so much of my love - so much. Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Personal Relationships; Home and Family
Afternoon teas; Flowers; Passenger trains
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 14?" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 182.