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Vance, Gertrude (Pratt) — to mother, 1913

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vassar:54242,Folder 74.7; VCL_Letters_Vance-Gertrude-Pratt_1913-01-01_074_007_004
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1913
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Cake L.

214 North
Sunday AM
Just befor Church
1913

Dear Mamma
I have just written Pussy Benedict. I told her about [...] [Lesha…?] and some other little things. I will answer your question about Helen West just before I forget it.

3 P. M.

Helen does not go with any of the girls whom we invited & as I did invite her when you were here & she has not invited me since we did not feel that we had to ask her. Last Friday night she told me that Kathy [A…?] was going to have a dance at Mrs. [Carter’s?] Kindergarten House. Marjorie [...et?] & Adele were also invited. Well I must go back

 


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to last Friday.

The first exciting event was that my math teacher lost her [peticoat?] in class.

After my 5th hour class after lunch I came home & wrote an English theme. I had not been home all day as I stayed in Main for lunch with Gertrude Wallace & Alice Hopkins. & I had only seen Margaret Cobb for a moment in the morning. Well while I was in my room in the afternoon Mary Fox came over with a note from Margaret saying she was in the infirmary. I went over right away & on the way I got your lovely cake

 


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at the post office it was in perfect condition. I will tell you how nice it is later on.

Well I went to the infirmary & saw Margaret. ^she had a cold which she caught from going swimming but they would only let me stay a moment. I did not know whether to give up the dance or not & there was a possibility of Margie getting out the next day so I waited to see. But when I saw her the next day I found there was not hope of her getting out so I decided to give up the dance. [Mary?] Fox G. Wallace, A. Hopkins, L. & E. & Marion [Peterson?] all thought it was the best plan. as we had not really


 


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& getting her hair wet.



 


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got ready for it & had not got the dance cards or stuf for the punch & I did not feel like doing it alone with E. & L. to help me. Anyway even if I had had it I would have had to pay for everything as [...] Margaret did not come to it. I could not expect her to help pay for it. I did not feel much disappointed as it was a great effort but be wrote notes to evryone saying we had postponed it. We may have it after Christmas. But you heavenly cake is finding a happy resting place in many little tummies.

Well to go back again to Fri. I studied Fri. night &

 


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went to bed early. When I got all my lessons but German done (which I did Sat. A. M.) I went down to see Miss Palmer for a little while & had a nice talk with her.

Sat. A. M. I got your letter & studied German & had my tutor lesson & paid my tutor $3 for 2 weeks. I dont think I will have to pay her any more before Xmas because I only have one more lesson & that is only 75¢ but I may pay her so that gives me a little money extra [...] that check for $4.50 which you gave me for german.

Well then I went to the infirmary to see Margie.

I looked for the mail but no

 


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“proofs” came.

I am so glad you like the pictures tho.

Sat. after-noon I went down town with Luella & got some very pale pink & blue velvet ribbons to make rosebud bows they will cost 3¢ a piece very cheap presents? Luella bought some flowers to give to some girls in the German Play & we came back to go to it at 3 o’clock. [I?] was quite good but I could not understand much of it. Ethel [Ro...e?] was a boy & was awfully good.

Then I went to look for my “proofs” again but they did not come. I went over to the studio

 


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with Marjorie [P…t?] though and found out something about the pictures. If you have [...] finished. It is $3.00 for the doz. & I think I can get most of my big ones done for that they do it by cutting the edges off & printing on small paper. I could not have less than 6 expensive ones done though & that would be $5 so I can manage all right somehow and get thru for 3.00 If I do this after I pay my Latin tutor $6.50 & pay $3.00 for pictures I will have $5.28 left so with that I think I can get along all right & buy my ticket home. We have not [had?] to buy the French books yet & anyway we



 


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can only read one at a time so i will only buy one before Xmas & that will be about $1 So I think I can pay for the pictures all right without any extra money. The girls said if I brought them over to-morrow morning I could have them by Fri. probably if not they would send them to me by the following Mon. in Montclair.

Well to go back again to Sat. night.

I went to the maids club fair & spent 15¢ for a hot dog & my fortune told by my handwriting. They told me beautiful things about my character! Then

 


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3.

I asked Eleanor [Hussy?] a Freshman who lives in Raymond to come over in my room & sew. All the other girls had gone to a lecture (they wanted me to go but I did not want to listen to the stupid thing & besides I want to begin on those rosebud bows. I had a few rosebuds already made so I got one bow all done & began another. Eleanor & I had a nice cozy talk & it was quite restful after the wild way I usually rush round. Then we had some of your lovely cake. it just tastes perfect. The frosting is just the

 


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right consistency & the cake is not a bit dry. I took a big piece to Ethel [Rose?] and she said it was so nice.

When E & L came home from the lecture (L. went swimming & asked me to go but I did not want to. I thought I was lucky not to have got a cold like Margaret. So I dont think I will risk swimming again before I come home. She got it from wet hair though & I did not get mine wet.) Well L. & E. I asked in my room for some cake. L. said Gertrude this is the best cake which I have tasted since that last cake which your mother brought up. Eleanor & I were having

 


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right consistency & the cake is not a bit dry. I took a big piece to Ethel [Rose?] and she said it was so nice.

When E & L came home from the lecture (L. went swimming & asked me to go but I did not want to. I thought I was lucky not to have got a cold like Margaret. So I dont think I will risk swimming again before I come home. She got it from wet hair though & I did not get mine wet.) Well L. & E. I asked in my room for some cake. L. said Gertrude this is the best cake which I have tasted since that last cake which your mother brought up. Eleanor & I were having

 


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and I sent a big piece of cake to Adele. L. & E. & I are going to have the rest to-night we are going to have supper in their room. and have Creamed chicken & mushrooms, coco, jelly etc. I bought the chicken (35¢ can) & L. bought the mushrooms. We got milk for the creamed sauce from the dining room & L has flour now all we need is butter which we can get at [“Ca...eys”?]. We are going to begin to get supper at about 5 o’clock, as they have the Christmas Choir sing Xmas Carols to-night at 8 o’clock & we want to go early to get a good seat.

Well as it is about 4 now &

 


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4.

I am going to call on my math teacher with Eleanor Hussey I think I will mail this now & tell you about to-night in my next letter.

I have used all but one sheet of note paper. & I am saving that for an emergency. I think I shall write your letters next week on [pad?] paper not this kind tho. Well lots of love to my darling mama from your cheerfull little [chum?] Goo.

 


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