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Letter to her mother discussing her mid-year grades; and describing tryouts for a Barnswallows play, listening to opera, and preparations for the dance later that night.


[17 February, 1934] 2/18/34 [typed] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Sat. A.M. Mamma my love, Beginning the weather, it's beginning to snow--very lightly, but more or less firmly. Yes ma'am, a good excuse for the red pants. Oh yes, I suppose you're wondering when your daughter is to be shoved back home and disgrace. Well, the worst follows darling. To ease your mind at the start, I did not get on Pro. However, I'm not overloaded with ecstasy, but this only prolonging the suspense. (Heh, bet you peeked long ago.) Bible (Miss Dutcher!) ----- B Philosophy --------------- C Economics ---------------- C Music History ------------ C Comp. -------------------- B Speech ------------------- A Well, that's the story. We got exactly the same grades: and a, two bees and three C's--- and different subjects, of course, but it's coincidence. Not much bews [mis-spelling: news]. No burglers [mis-spelling: burglars], fires, catastrophes, raids, whirlwinds or floods. A touch of Spring Fever for a few hours day before yesterday, but it didn't last. Oh, I did try out for “Holiday” which Barn is giving, and made final recalls, but there's just no chance of a part, they're only being 4 main ones and 2 maids. But it was fun trying out. Ogoodgracious [mis-spelling: O good gracious]! It’s practically 8:30, and I must fly. [Page 2] [handwritten] Back again, listening to Faust. I do hope you’re listening too - it's very beautiful - especially the farewell song of Valentine. Lee & I have been getting ready for tonight - nails, hair, evening hat, bath etc - no, no bath yet - it's coming now - also the pressing job - cause the opera has just dropped the final curtain on Marguerite's soul going to heaven - & I must go to the laundry. Then for a nap - they're coming at 7:15, dinner there at 8, & dancing till late - staying with Peggy tonight so we don't have to leave at 12 from the dance. You didn't tell me Mrs. Goodall had died - when was it? Poor soul - at least we can say that now. And I love the way we both use our School stationery envelopes. But after all, we earn em, eh? Did I tell you how precious your valentine was? I thought it was darling - and you're a double - no triple - aw, I can't be sentimental, but you know what I mean Love & then some Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Arts, Theater and Music; Student Life


Grading and marking (Students); Dance parties; Opera; Barnswallows

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 17