” Dear Velma:
Oh you are a darling, and your invitation comes at just the right time. I could use a respite from New York City now that Sherman is gone. I’d be ever so grateful to join you and the other girls at the rooming house for Thanksgiving. I’ll come by train on Wednesday and hire a car when I arrive. Do you dress for dinner in the dining hall? Will thanksgiving require formalwear? And I must bring a gift to our host, would that be one of the resident spinsters, or a male administrator? I will stay as long as you allow me, I really cannot cope without Sherman. The old gang sends their love, as do I.
Velma giggled and scurried off to find Vesta.