Velma is sitting in the garden writing some postcards to the girls back in New York. “Dear Scarlett: Although I miss the city terribly, I am settling in at my new abode and making friends with my “spinster” sisters here. The rooming house is a wee bit dilapidated, but I like to imagine it as European rather than neglected. Perhaps you will come by for a visit one day. I would love to host you of course, and wonder if you also might remove yourself from the city once this job runs its course. The girls here are just delightful, there’s always an outing being planned, a puzzle to work on in the corner of the public room, or some kind of game to play. I’m working at the local library, and the gardens at the rooming house offer not only some privacy but also great diversions with their views of various plants and the little chores that we girls do.” Velma knew she had slightly overplayed the activities of the other “extra girls” and her “work” at the library, but she missed her dearest friend and hoped beyond measure that they would be nearer one day.
Velma’s hat is of course available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81118420/womens-hat-retro-half-brim-with-recycled