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Letter to her mother describing the speech at chapel, her exam schedule, her feelings about her last Step Singing, and a letter she must write to Ralph.
5/27/35 Sun. eve. Mother darling - Hello to you anyway - phone call or no. Hasn’t it been a glorious day? I wanted to sit under a tree with the sunshine splashing thru, & just lie back & halfconciously [mis-spelling: half-consciously] think of nothing in particular. ‘Twould be so pleasant. But I was good. At least I think I was. Sang in choir this morning & the man talked about Pedassos [mis-spelling: Pedasos] the pladding horse - which we should all try to be like. Pegasus with his silver hoofs [mis-spelling: hooves] is fine for the skies, but he must be tempered with the Grim Grit and Patriot Pladding of Pedasoss [mis-spelling: Pedasos]. How timely. The G.G.’s and the P.P.’s will see us thru the General no doubt. His ideas were wonderful, but he exploded his consonants dramatically and sung his n’s & m’s. And so I sat, not wanting to be a patriot pladder at all, when the sun was warm on the green trees. But to show that I could [Page 2] be, I took some of my notes out on the hill, and with Grim Grit and gretermination [mis-spelling: determination], I conquered a whole course! But there is much more. The exam schedule? Well, the General & all his corporals comes in Friday the 31st. The others follow in this fashion: Tuesday June 4 A.M. - Comp. 305 (drama) Thursday “ 6 “ - Comp. 303 (criticism) Friday “ 7 P.M. - Education Monday “ 10 AM. - Bible Amen. Last Step Singing Friday - we marched off the steps & up thru the archway of Founders - then watched the Juniors climb down to our steps. So soon we will be nothing but the “class of 1935.” How inevitably things work out - but withal, how grandly. It’s been a wonderful year. How can the years keep on being better. They’ve done it so consistently - Well - I’ll get back. Letter to Ralph too tonight haven’t been to the Vil for a card. Too bad I can’t see him in between. He wears well from a distance (don’t sneak in a sly little comment about comparison now - Ted has written some classic letters since the weekend - but letters aren’t everything! Love to you - muchly Ginger. P.S. That is not to say, that letters are nothing! Specially Yours. Even tho I hibernate & pull my shell in after me, I’ll stick out my head for meals & for the postman! [image: stick-figure drawing of a turtle with a smiley face head]
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Tradition and Ritual
Weather; Wellesley College Choir; Examinations; Men; Stepsinging
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 27" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 187.