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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
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 3" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 83.