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Letter to her mother wishing her a happy Mother's Day; thanking her for sending food; and describing eating it with friends, work on her novel, and dinner with and Anglican monk.
‘35 13 May Dearest - How was the day? So beautiful here, it must have been Grand driving. I thought of you off & on all day. And talk about Mother's day! I think it was a pretty wonderful kind of daughters day! The package came yesterday morning - and lady was it good! At this point, there's about 4 more slices of bread left! We had a nice little spread last night w [mis-spelling: with] the butter & cream cheese you so thoughtfully provided, and I wish you could have heard the girls! They had never tasted anything so good - it was marvelous, and their combined vote of thanks is hereby offered to you in abundance. Gosh it was wonderful. The fudge came thru beautifully and deliciously, & that too, is depleted, but most satisfactorily so! Thank you - so muchly much. I wrote on the novel [Page 2] until late last night, so didn't get up for breakfast this morning - and had a royal one here by myself! The novel! Oh yes, it's coming. Due Thursday, so it will be out of the way - I'm just doing double duty these few days. And I chucked it last night to have dinner with an Anglican Monk! One of the girls in C.A. asked me, and I went, also to Vespers later. He was the most astounding man - went to Harvard Law 2 years until he decided a religion was more interesting - thoroughly modern, deeply intellectual, w [mis-spelling: with] a grand sense of humor. I liked him tremendously - and he had arrived at Catholicism thru reason! That was the remarkable thing to me. He started my thinking along new lines - not dangerously so, but more tolerantly new, and with a keener understanding of how one could be Catholic - We talked about everything in the discussion - I'll tell you about it - Frannie & Helen & I talked until 2 afterwards! The value of a college education - Saturday was fun, saw “Parade” - Theater Guild, with Mary Emlen - but I promised myself this must only be one page - You understand? More later Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Student Life; Home and Family; Religion and Spirituality
Gifts; Food; Religion
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 13" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 90.