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Letter to her mother discussing travel arrangements for her trip home.
3/20/35 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darling, They’re not running the bus! So my beautiful little scheme is spoiled a bit. I hate the idea and the cost of the train, but I told you the other alternatives. Nobody around her is driving, and unless I arrive about 1 A.M. or at 7:56 P.M. Friday, I’ll have to come on the 12:35, arriving Schenectady 6:29 P.M. If I could only cut classes and take the 10 o’clock bus, I’d do it, but it’s a calendar day, and it would mean 4 or 6 weeks of academic Pro plus a fine if I did, so the best thing under the circumstances is the jolly old train. Hort is delighted, because she is going, and wants company. Her mother is meeting her in Schenectady, and they are going on to Saratoga to see her sister in Skidmore. Is it O.K. to ask her up to supper Thursday night? I hope so, cause I already have! The train gets in at 5:45 in Albany, but there’s no point in your driving way over there. We’ll come on thru to Schenectady. There’s no waiting between trains, just a change of coach, you know. It infuriates me, though, because it’s such nice weather for the bus, and not half as expensive. But if I got in Friday night and started out for N.Y. early Saturday, I’m afraid it wouldn’t leave much margin----and I think the N.Y. idea is swell. If I could only bicycle home! I’m going down to get my ticket now, so I’ll see you soon. Charlotte Miller told me yesterday she thought you were “most attractive”. And today is spring. How nice. Be good. Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Home and Family
Passenger trains; Buses
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 20" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 38.