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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

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 13