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Letter to her mother describing the dinner she cooked for Dick, their evening at his apartment, and her reluctance to start preparing for exams.
1/26/34 [typed] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Friday A.M. Mumsy dearest, And a good morning to yourself, or is it afternoon or evening by now? Howsomeever [mis-spelling: Howsomever], it's still good, huh? Say, I must be a mite sleepy or something, cuz this typing is not of the highest order sufficient to land a job, be it? But I did get up for breakfast, after not getting to bed with the chickens, so fo’give [mis-spelling: forgive] the lapses, will you? Yes, the dinner went off rather well---not quite enough salt in the peas, but we remedied that at the table, and the pie was a big success. I gave them macaroni and cheese, lamb chops, peas, biscuits and pie. Biscuits cooked in a spider, pie fixed in cake tin, and macaroni baked in a kettle and served in a bowl. Oh, the ingenuity when necessary. Then we decided that it would be a shame to miss the good radio programs on the air, and that we can enjoy ourselves just as much there as we could at a show, so we forthwith stayed, listened and talked. The rest of the “family” were studying for law finals, and drifted in and out with weighty problems, pipes and hand. Dick showed me a pop book they send to high schools, with pictures and much glamorous machinery, pointing out, among others in the academic council, Mr. Stockmeyer, president of the Junior Class, (better known to you and me a Stocky.) I was promptly impressed! But I can't seem to get excited about finals, and I should. Of course I do have until a week from yesterday, but I should be putting in every spare minute probably. However, I have done the work everyday, and I have a rather general idea of the courses, so I’m not anticipating too much black coffee and sleepless nights! But I probably should be doing some right now, so with your kind [handwritten in the bottom right margin] oh oh - didn't realize it was so near the end! What I meant was that with your permission & consent, I’d sign off until a later date. Love however ginny.
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Food; Men; Radio--Receivers and reception; Examinations; Typewriting
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 26" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 61.