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Aaron, Fannie | to Mother and Father, 1920 April 21

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Aaron,

I had my conference with Miss Wells yesterday afternoon. She did not seem to think I needed to tutor. I made up the three weeks work in one stretch, or rather, two. I asked her what she did to people who flunk [quizes]. She said she could not imagine me flunking one, but if I did, she would give me another one, because she would know that there was something the matter. Whereupon she asked me perfectly seriously if I got an A in everything last semester! I told her I pleased my family very much by not doing so. She was very much amused. She surely is great. I wish she were not such high and mighty faculty, so that I could get to know her better. I always thought she was young, but I discovered that she graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 1904.

Miss Wylie's Freshman English lecture yesterday afternoon on "Reading" was very fine. It's too bad that you have to wait to be a senior to have her.

My medicine tastes exactly like Dr. [Furness's]. Is it the same? I still have some of that left. Dr. B is ordering some Poland water for me. She says this water is all [right] only that it is hard, - but I might as well try the other.

The debate victory must have been a great one. The only one of the judges who voted against us wrote on the ballot. "I vote for Colgate, because of its splendid [oratory], but Vassar has the facts."

Love, Fannie


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Dear Mother,

I guess I am starting something new. This is the third time I am ahead of time, three weeks to the day. I am getting [sense] in my old age, and staying in bed today, in spite of the fact that I missed a math quiz. That means two of them to make up! But it is pouring out, and I was afraid to risk it! I will stay in bed till tomorrow morning and at Metcalfe until next Monday. Telegraphing is no longer necessary. You know it did not dawn on me till yesterday that one of the things that may have hurt me was walking the stairs all the time. [We] did not have an elevator boy until Saturday. I wrote to [Gdpa.] last night but I'm afraid he won't get it in time, so I'll telegraph him tomorrow.



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