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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

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 12