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Letter to her mother discussing logistics for her mother's visit that weekend; and describing finishing her novel and plans for Float Night and Tree Day.
5/16/35 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Dearest - Still haven't heard from T. as regards details - however, I see no reason why we shouldn't meet you at Framingham at 6:17 and then have supper together. I won't want to eat much, but it will be a bit of socializing & you can meet Ted before the event, which is scheduled for 7:45. I have to be at the Crew house by 7:15, so you & he can entertain each other then for awhile. I haven't been able to get him a ticket in the reserved section, but yours is assured, & he'll be there somewhere. If possible, he may be able to slip thru with you, Millie said. Also - I have been able to get you a room in The Dorm for both Friday & Saturday nights. I don't mind staying here though, and it will mean a difference in [Page 2] price of $1.40 a night for room & breakfast, to $3.00 - and isn't the $1.60 important? Besides, what will be due way off there for Saturday morning? - I have classes. So if it's okay with you, we'll both stay right here. There's a dance that night here, whose festivities you can “observe” if you like - at least the preparation etc. If only this weather keeps up. Finished the novel at 11:02 p.m. last night, typed & proofread, & my light was out at 11:03! There's talk of a picnic Saturday after Tree Day, but it's just talk at present. It might be fun though, don't you think? but I doubt if it materializes. Anyway, we'll see. Practicing early mornings has been fun - but the Freshman are wonderful - don't set your hopes on 1935, a senior Crew house never won Float Night! It ought to be exciting though - Love to you now - hope the suit got there alright - see you 6:17 Framingham tomorrow Love Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Tradition and Ritual; Home and Family
Travel; Men; Rowing; Float Night
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 16" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 89.