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Letter to her mother describing work she had to do and a book she was reading; and discussing arrangements for her mother's visit and her schedule for the T.Z.E. and Verse Speaking Choir events.
‘35 [6 March, 1935] Wednesday Dearest - Well - the novel’s in - I don’t know how well, but it’s in. Now when I get the 640 pages of “Good Companions” read & reported on for next Tuesday - also a drama paper then, I won’t have any other papers (except one for Wednesday) for a few days. My my, it’s a papery world. Never mind, my last 4 papers for both of Miss Hart’s classes have been A, & she took the trouble to tell me about it herself. Nice lady. Also it’s Spring. Also the Herald-Traveler took an unabridged stay of mine to the extent of 2 columns [Page 2] or so, with picture. Also my orchids are still surviving. And I found out from Miss Williams that you, being a very special person, can stay in The Dorm for $1.00. It’s usually $1.50 for the guest room, but being as how Helen is going away for the weekend, you can have her room - still, however, charging the $1.00. Will it be for Friday & Saturday, or just Saturday, or is there an excursion? When will you know? What do you mean about the recital? That’s Tuesday the 12th you know. Did you mean to cut 2 days? I don’t think it’s important enough for that. I may be able to persuade her that [Page 3] we ought to go thru a few of the selections Saturday night - but at this point I don’t know quite how we’re going to manage things. I certainly have to be at Tizzy for part of the time - & you’d enjoy the pictures probably - at least the novelty of it for awhile. We dress the girls as nearly as possible to represent the paintings of Great artists - they sit behind a frame & a spotlight is flashed on them. Both T.Z.E. & Verse Speaking Choir are going to be in Alumnae, one upstairs & one downstairs, so we might be able to alternate. It’s too bad they both happen on the same [Page 4] night. It’s a good thing Float Night & Tree Day don’t occur simultaneously. We’ve already signed up for Crew again - I suppose it will start right after vacation. “Forward all” - Barbara Levy was at the Interfraternity Friday night with a curlyheaded semite. I haven’t even read the Sunday paper yet, but I started “Goodbye Mr. Chips” in bed last night intending to read for 10 minutes - and continued for 35 minutes until I had finished it - delightful - whimsical - have you read it? It belongs to Helen. Must leave now - let me know when [deletion: y] to expect you - Bestest love n’ a hug n’ a half Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Student Life; Home and Family; Academics
Newspapers; Travel; Tau Zeta Epsilon; Choirs (Music); Books
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 6" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 188.