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get to see the second one, you see, as we leave at 9:30 [to make curfew]. These with 10¢, will admit you to the movie the next night. < 12 / 6 / 30 > Then, as now, students enjoyed box seats to a tradition already in its 35th year: the Boston Marathon. It appears, though, that the hand- ful of athletes running the course were not quite so fit in 1931: I went down to the Square where every- one was waiting for the marathon run- ners. They finally came jogging along down Central St. Goodness! Such worn out looking individuals. There were about 230 entries…They weren't more than half way when here and some surely looked like they might pass out at any minute…We applauded lustily for all who looked the most "gone." < 4 / 22 / 31> 1930s Boston… Mary JaneÕs colorful reports of her outings into Boston were meant to entertain her mother; for us, they become valuable histori- cal accounts, including a description of Easter morning 1932: We took the 9:05 train in to Boston and went to 10 o'clock service at Trinity [Copley Square]. Never did I see a church so full!…There were masses of Easter lilies, with a few red rose plants mixed 75 s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 068-076_WWMa14_Letters from Wellesley_v4_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 4:05 PM Page 75

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