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Letter to her mother describing her performance on quizzes, her professor's tough grading strategies, a date with Ted, and her choice to miss the Fall Formal play to go to an M.I.T. dance; and discussing travel arrangements for her trip home for Christmas break.
Dec ‘33 [6 December, 1933] Wednesday P.M. Mumsy darling - Well it's Wednesday again, & again I'm on my way Bostonward to my Oriole Friendship Home Library Club! I'm taking “Bird’s Christmas Carol” to read to them today. Oh I do feel so good - all my quizzes are over and I even have my Bible assignment done for tomorrow! And the said horrors weren't so terribly bad after all. Hard, but quite fair, & while I haven't an idea what grade I have made, I really felt as if I knew the stuff pretty well. However, one never can tell about these hard headed professors. Even if they were all men, they feel as if they had a conscientious duty to grade as low as is humanly possible. [Page 2] But it does pay to keep up every day. We stayed up till 6 c’clock this morning doing her Bible notebook, & plans to study for a Geology quiz tonight - while I'm going to bed - or else staying in Boston, I don't know. I'm meeting Ted for dinner, & may stay in Nashua. Then Friday is the dance at M.I.T. with Stocky. Yes, I'm wearing Blue velvet. If I can find a little hat I may invest - but don't suppose I can find one. Then Saturday is the play. However I had to decide between saying one line in the play, and going to the dance at M.I.T., & I was a bum & chose the dance, so she said she’d get someone to take my place, but she couldn't [Page 3] change both nights, so I just won't appear Saturday either. I sort of hated to do it but I did hate to miss the dance somehow too. Got your train instructions intact, but darling, I don’t see any point in throwing away $10, do you? And that’s what it would amount to. There’s only a slight difference in hours, & I can’t quite see pending $15. I’d find out for sure what time the bus leaves, & when it gets in, & I’m quite sure it will stop right outside Cazenove Hall, so it would almost be easier. How’d you like to meet me in New York? There’s a chartered bus [Page 4] going straight thru! If it were only 150 miles nearer! We're practically in Boston now, so I fear the scrawl must end. However, the latest idea is that I will get in Schenect - about 9:30 Thursday evening. Don't you really think that's the most sensible thing to do? As I do so want to be a sensible child! We’re in so bye & love Ginny Hello - Busses leave Boston at 5:30 & arrive Schenectady 1:56 A.M. How’s about it? They don't stop at Wellesley - don't even go by it. So unless they charter one, & it's unlikely, it sort of knocks the [illegible: theories?], doesn't it?
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Academics; Personal Relationships; Student Life
Theater; Men; Dance parties; Buses
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 December 6" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 5.