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The Abbot Circle 192 1 One fine Afternoon we hoisted Ourselves into Trucks and hied to Haggetts ' where the Noises of Our Merry Feast carried across the Deep Drink. So, after years of Placid Toil, the Baskers went on a Terrific Bat, in an Effort to Relax and Recuperate, and for the first time we poor old Birds were un- shackled and left to run Wild in the Mountains. With Mr. Bassett as a Com- posite of Guide, Counsellor, Friend, Referee, Diplomat, Reception Committee, Medical Adviser, and Political Prophet, we managed to subsist. At the End of Four Days, the Weary Vacationers returned to this Peaceful Abode. Then the Senior Class pulled off one of Dear Old Willie ' s Famous Vaudeville Sketches, " The Taming of the Shrew. " It was Rough but made a big Hit. Then came our Final Blow-Out, which consisted of Caviar and Sweet Breads and Artichokes and Bosom of Partridge, Pigs Knuckles, Spring Onions and Grid- dle Cakes, et cetera, et cetera. Nothing came after it except the Pepsin Tablet and the Hot Water Bag. Then after a Week of Joys and Tears when we paraded our Organdies and Entertained the Old Folks from Home, our Alma Mater tossed us upon this Wicked World with only our Sheepskins to Guide Us. Moral: Every Girl is the Architect of her Own Fortune but the Faculty Superintend the Construction. Thank You, George 42
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The Abbot Circle 19 2 1 lieve that the Grandfathers of some of the Children she knew had come home from College Reunions at 2 A.M. Plastered to a Fare-You-Well ; Charlotte Baldwin - you never can tell what Heat there is behind the Asbestos, how wildly a Heart is beating underneath a Starched White Vest; Agnes Titcomb, who had to keep posted on all this Flub so she could answer Questions when she was out among the Almost Intellectuals; Eleanor Voorhees who plugged for the Common Weal, and was Strong for the Brotherhood-of-Man Stuff. The Day was counted lost when the Low-Descending Sun saw Nothing put over for the Betterment of the Race. And this Gay Bunch set out One Day for Pomps on Shank ' s Mare to make Merry with Hot Dogs and Coffee miles and miles from a Tea Urn or a Macaroon. You ate it but after you got through you were not sure that Anything had hap- pened. One frosty Night they ventured Forth to try their luck in a Sleigh. It was some Jubilee and a Good Time Was Had By All. Then came the Time to appoint a Leader of our Motley Crew. The Members sat around a Table and looked at Each other Benumbed and Helpless-like, just as Sprightly as a Congress of Jelly Fish. It was a Combination of Chautauqua, Bean Bag and a Peace Conference. They knew they needed a Pace-Maker with Pep and Ideas. It was Carol Perrin. Then, would you believe that such Rarities as Roast Beef, Turkey, and Hard Boiled Eggs, and Imported Cheese and White Bread and Baked Beans, and Gol- den Creamery Butter were served upon this Senior-Mid Banquet Board? We ate just enough to Sustain our Thirst. So, it was in Anno 1921 A.D., when the Moons Waxed and Waned and Har- vest followed Seed Time that Six more Youthful Creatures hied themselves to Abbot and said they were willing to Accept Positions as some of the Executive Heads of the Blossoming Combine. Marion Cleveland, who hailed from the As- phalt Jungles of Albany; Marian Ailing, who was not yet fed-up on the Camping- Out Stuff; Margaret Ailing, who just when she Felt like Lying Down had to Shift Scenery and hear Somebody Chirp in Classes; Dorothy Simmons, whom no one could stump by asking for Inside Dope on a Late Work of some Icelandic Novelist; Aya Ebina, our Little Representative of the Land of Flowers, who rose at Chilly Dawn and hot-footed to a Slave Pen when it was so Pleasant inside the Covers; Catherine Knight who got up in the Morning so borne down by Business Anxiety that all she could Take On for Breakfast was a Few Eggs and a Couple of Patty Cakes of a rare kind of Sausage containing Pork and Several Strata oi Flap Jacks and a Tureen of Coffee ; Helen Baker, who would have been the World ' s Champion of the Intellectual Heavyweights if she had worn Ear Muffs. 41
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The Abbot Ci re I e 192 1 Class Will anb Testament We, the class of 1921 of Abbot Academy, thinking we have attained the least amount of wisdom necessary to carry us through these varying years of toil, and being as nearly in our right minds as could be expected under the influence of peppery soup and weakly Math exams, do hereby bequeath, in this our last Will and Testament, toward the onward and ever upward progression of those who fol- low us, our timeworn but precious relics: I That first frigid nightmare at Intervale to the class of ' 22. II Our baby dresses to whom they will fit. III " This Side of Paradise " to M. M. H. IV The new hockey field to class of ' 45. V Our flow of conversation to Millicent Bartlett. VI Our useless sweaters to those who can get away with them. VII Our baby pictures to the John-Esther Art Gallery. VIII Hinckley ' s Big Ben to Al Van Schmus. IX Our pink pills to Johnnie. X Our rubbers and mufflers to Miss Kelsey. XI Our inherited " Circles of Hell " to those who come after us. XII Our stuffings and high heels to those " whose ignorance is bliss. " XIII Our graceful ability in gym to Anne Vanderslice. XIV A prize for the perfect art notebook. XV Hope of Senior Privileges to the class of 1975. Editors Note: Here ' s hoping it will be done then. Signed and sealed by Class of 1921 43
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