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WCA_6C_Westervelt_1934_01_25

Date

1-25-1934

Physical Description

2 pages + 1 envelope

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Letter to her mother describing a final paper she finished, a double date to the movies with Stocky, Otto, and Lee, plans to go to the opera with Stocky in March, and what she'd cook for dinner with Dick that night.

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1/25/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Thurs AM. Mother dear - And a perfectly gorgeous morning - much sunshine, not cold, little wind. And here I am, half reclining in the C.A. room eating a brownie duly purchased at the exchange & feeling very comfortable (but almost out of ink) However I'm a little weary of typing - cause I finished typing my paper yesterday - 16 pages & now I don't have that to worry about any more, tho it isn't due for nearly 2 weeks yet. Threw things to the winds last night and went to see “Queen Christine”. Stocky called, said he wanted to celebrate now that his finals were over & how would I like to help him do it properly. Said he had to work till 8, but Otto, his pal, would come out for me so we could get started earlier. Otto arrived dutifully solo, so I subtly suggested I'd like to have him go long with Stocky & me, & couldn’t I get him a date. He has a final today, but he [Page 2] was game and enthusiastic, so Lee wishing to see the picture, we all four went. And really had a very fine time. The great Garbo outdid herself, but poor John just didn't make the grade somehow. He tried so hard, but guess he's lost the spark - occasionally however, he came thru in a right fine manner & Greta, while overly dramatic in places, was really superb. We went someplace for cake, ice cream & coffee afterwards, & rolled safely back about 12:30. Also the opera is coming to Boston in March, & I have a date to see “Tristan & Isolde” when it arrives. Stocky’s a lot of fun, & provides excellent practice in repartee. Add to that, that Lee & I had planned to see the picture on our own purses & now don't have to - well, altogether, it was very successful evening. Tonight I'm cooking dinner for Dick - haven't decided what except the lemon pie, but I'll try not to give the boy ptomaine! I'd like to go horseback riding today, but I guess I'll stick to my Bible as a safeguard against high water next week - But I'm loving you muchly & mightily - Ginny [written in the top margin of page 1] Just got back & found my package. And are you ever a lamb! The set is darling, & I shall celebrate by wearing it tonite. My, my, my, I does loves ya!

Location

Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York

Tags

Arts, Theater, and Music; Personal Relationships

Subject

Men; Opera; Food habits; Motion pictures

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 25

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