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Letter to her mother describing work on her novel, flowers she received, her enjoyment of Easter weekend with her mother, and clothes she needs for graduation events.
Apr 25 ‘35 Thursday Mother dearest - Well, I'm about to start work on the last installment this afternoon - it's due week from Tuesday! And I shall probably hibernate. However, I do want to get a letter written to Anogene right away so it won't dwindle off into the future - & I ought to write Lunk a line or two - after all, he's a swell dancer! And I'm not going to let the novel oppress me either. I'll work on it, yes, but not to the exclusion of everything else, [illegible: begona?]!! Haven't heard from Ralph since the roses - but they're still keeping, isn't that miraculous? Of course they're a bit brown around the edges, but still floating and fragrant. The tulips are beautiful, & the little arbutus is lasting amazingly. I do love being in the midst of flowers! Great thanks to Easter - and you for coming to make it a real one. Really, [Page 2] I don't know when I've enjoyed a weekend so much - it was a glorious combination of seeing you, the ocean - Easter music - introducing you to my friends. It quite surpassed other times, didn't it? I'm very proud of my mother. Oh, and the pie didn't go to waste - we ate it Tuesday about 10 P.M. - it was still good - & we (6 of us) made rather short work of it - went to waist, I guess (Fo‘give [mis-spelling: forgive] me!) The robins have returned - I just looked up & she’s “settin’” - I'll probably have a regular alarm clock from now on! Hurray for Naughty Marietta - glad you saw & liked it - perhaps I'll see it if it comes conveniently. All I need for graduation week is a formal afternoon dress for the President's reception, & a formal for class dinner, for which I think I'll dye the peach black, & be in style! May 17th, May 31 June 17 so very short! Bye bye - there is much to prosper! Love you greatly & no mistake, Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Student Life; Home and Family
Flowers; Easter; Food; Weight gain; Clothing and dress
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 25" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 86.