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Letter to her mother discussing food she wanted to buy, items they needed to send each other, her plans for upcoming dances, and a visit from her friend Eleanor.
[Letter incomplete] [23 October 1933] have enough to buy our little coffee, fruit & crackers for odd meals with much social talk & enjoyment, it's all that matters. For instance I fixed some when we got in from golf, & it was very welcome, cause it got rather windy by the time we'd reached the 9th hole - took us 3 hours to play the 9 - if you can imagine it! Yes indeed, Lee’s purse came all intact. Awfully sorry you had to bother about sending it, cause I haven't the least idea [Page 2] how it happened. I spect [mis-spelling: suspect] my pillow top is waiting at the house for me now - as I'm at the Libe [mis-spelling: Library]. You do so darn much for me. Don't bother about the 3-way pillow - it would only be hard to send, & seldom have time to read in bed anyway. If I discover I just have to have one, which is unlikely, I can get it at Davis’ here. The Paisley doesn't get very hard usage now that I have my chair, & I like it, so if it's alright with you, it’s hunky dory by me. A propos of such, what ancestor did the Quaker shawl come from? Just in case I have to claim Quaker blood? I think I ought to have a strain of Lutheran in me too, don't you? Wasn't there a great uncle someplace who was a deacon! Have you been looking for your necklace, earrings and gold bracelets? Cause I found ‘em in my top drawer. Hope you haven't been worried about them. Shall I send them to you. You’ll want them for the black velvet. Uh huh, Informals are this Saturday. A bunch of us are going sans dates, as a matter of policy & necessity for the 1st dance. They say it is much more fun to cut in on all of them than to have to look out [Page 3] for one man. Yes indeed I shall wear my pink without the jacket. You forget the absolute latest fashion note the sequin shoulders. And it's funny, Eleanor Harton came in to see me Saturday, & is awfully nice. She said Chappie asked her to look me up but she hadn't gotten around to it & didn't know why. Said she'd be down again, & I shall actively further the acquaintance. Goodness I'm glad this is thin paper - I would be broke! But I didn't get this sent Sunday, & suppose Monday you didn’t have a letter. Double dose for you to swallow now - & also a double dose of most ‘fectionate [mis-spelling: affectionate] love. Very very much so Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Home and Family; Student Life; Buildings and Grounds
Food habits; Golf; Dance parties; Dormitories
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 October 23" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 9.