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Letter to her mother describing her return to campus after vacation, gaining and losing weight, and taking care of a cold.


4/3/35 3 April Mother darlin’ - I’m not sure, but it seems as if almost, well, perhaps tentatively, for a little while Spring seems practically to have come, and the sun is shining! The ice is all gone from the Lake, & the grass is green & rather painfully odorous! It’s nice being back, however much I hated to leave home. One slips into routine here pretty easily - coffee & a medium egg - notes to take - people to see! Helen was here when I got in, and had had herself a fine time at the Tech. prom. but was dead tired. Gained 6 pounds during vacation & lost 5 over the weekend! I haven’t been weighed yet, but I know I must tip the needle at 140 at least! You did such a wonderful job of feeding me - I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed “home cooking” as I did this last time, in spite of petty ailments - which by [Page 2] the way are practically disappeared. I’ve gargled & Analgesiced and bedded early & worn a scarf & even a hat to choir last night, & while my voice hasn’t yet returned to its lyric soprano, it’s coming back gradually, thank you. I did a fine pantomimic job in choir, with “The Folks” open on my lap, yes, The Wellesley library had it, and now I’ve finished Margaret. They should have stayed a little longer among the Indians and the ollas - I could quite feel the sunshine! Hurray for sunshine! Hope it’s reached Schenectady - but at least it’s there in “The sunshine o’ your smile, of mither [mis-spelling: mother] o’ mine!” My very best - and beam at your cherubs for me. Le-huvinghly [mis-spelling: lovingly] Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Student Life; Home and Family


Spring; Homesickness; Weight gain; Cold (Disease); Books

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 3