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Letter to her mother describing her morning after accidentally waking up early, questions she'd like her mother to send to Mildred, and planning for the Junior Prom later that spring.
1/12/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Jan. 12 7:15 AM. Darling Mums Don't you love the appropriateness of the heading? But it's a bit misleading cause as a matter of fact, there isn't a great deal of news from Wellesley College. But did you notice the time on the Release? No, I haven't been studying since 5 o’clock and any such thing, but I heard only one of the 3 bells which ring at 7 o’clock, thought it was the breakfast 7:30 bell bounded out of bed, and it wasn't till the window was all down and I was on the way to the lavatorical department that I realized it was barely a few minutes after 7 instead of the usual 7:20! I almost went back to bed again for those 20 minutes, but decided it wasn't worth it, so dressed leisurely, and here I am! I do feel so virtuous. It seems a trifle chilly, and my ski pants grace the long skinny [Page 2] extremities (g’wan [mis-spelling: go on] - I’ve gained 3 pounds!) Yesterday was my springlike however, coats open etc. And the sun. It actually peeped thru for quite a definite space of time, & the world became very joyful. Oh I forgot to thank you for asking Mildred for suggestions. Does she have a job yet? If you think it would bother her, don't ask her. I mean don't think you have to unless you were going to write to her anyway. You & she both probably have enough to worry about without bothering about my little radio ideas. Had a class meeting yesterday - The Junior Prom is April 27, cost $6.90 and is the outstanding event. Last year a man came all the way from Oregon just for it, & they radiate from all parts. ‘Spose [mis-spelling: Suppose] Ralph could come? I haven't even told him I'm going to be home in February. Do you think I should? If he only had vacation Monday or something & could drive me back! wonder if it's pasible [mis-spelling: passable] - oh oh - there does go the breakfast bell - timed beautifully - And with more love than a page your darter [mis-spelling: daughter]
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Home and Family; Student Life; Personal Relationships
Dormitories; Dance parties
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 12" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 95.