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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
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 17" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 98.