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Letter to her mother thanking her mother for sending clean laundry; and describing the spring weather, her growing friendship with Frannie, work for Press Board and classes, and a letter from Lunk.


3/17/35 [typed] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darlin’ And after I told you expressly not to do them yourself! I only let you take them on condition that you would have Mrs. Blaser anyway, and she could do them. I wouldn't have had you washing and ironing them with all you had to do, for anything. I celebrated by not washing out my yesterday’s underlings, but appearing in full splendor today, fixed, fresh and fine. You were sweet to bother with them, and… include the surprise. You do have the most marvelous intuition about things, such as for instance a run in my Sunday stocking at an inopportune moment. My so very grateful thanks. Are the panties Marie’s? I like ‘em. Oh, I do like my mother so much! (And not like the proverbial doggie either.) Just returned from Chapel in the sun and wind, and am planning the rest of the day. Had a grand time yesterday. Wrote two Education papers, two stories for Press Board, and then went down to T.Z.E. and wrote a letter to Ralph while I listened to the tail end of “Aiida.” [mis-spelling: Aida] (Please correct spelling.) The ice is melting around the edge of the lake, and the temperature went up to 71, so we had a grand time enjoying Spring. When I came back, stopped in to see Frannie, and stayed until about 9:30! With time out for supper, of course. I'm increasingly liking and appreciating her. We've discovered so many mutual things, sometimes funny little hidden things you would never suspect any-one else would have thought about. She is, as I've said, going to Australia this summer, and we both want to go to England very much. I love Spring, but it makes me want so many things! I can get a lot more done though, then I can when everything else is dark and dreary or cold out. Maybe it's puritanical self-denial. Today I'm going to write that article for the Christian Science Monitor, write to Ted and perhaps to Lee, go to T.Z.E. for Vespers and then see what time is left over to start the second part of my novel. I’ve got to get started or I never will get down to it when I get home. If I don't, please remind me, will you? I haven't found out yet when the bus docks, around 9 P.M., I think, but I'll let you know for sure. Do keep “The Folks” for me--it family story, isn’t it? It might come in handy for reference for the General. Lunk sent my letters (his letters) back with a letter. In my last one, I challenged his pessimistic attitude, and he says, “I am worried about something. Your last letter, Ginger, it was superb as a literary masterpiece. The more of you I am acquainted with the more I grow afraid of you. From way back in the beginning I was certain that you were too powerful a person for my thin shell to stand up under and I grow convinced of it all the time.” Amusing? I'm going to work hard these next few days so I don't have so much to do, so I'll just let you know what time to expect me Thursday, and I'!!!! [handwritten] Love in qualitative quantity Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Personal Relationships; Student Life


Weather; College student newspapers and periodicals; Men; Laundry

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 17