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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

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 16