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The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 " Nov. 1920: — Now we ' re Junior-Mids, and are slowly advancing in classes, but seem to diminish in respect to knowledge; when we were Preps, the less we knew, the more we thought we knew — now the more we know the less we think we know. It ' s tumble! Had our picnic again at Pomps. Saw a snake climb a tree. " Jan. 1921: — Sleighride to Corner Cupboard. Late back at school. Fun. " Oct. 1921: — Our class is huge, this year. The picnic was at night — " mirabile dictu. " Ate lollypops most of the time and old and new girls gave stunts. During study hour we surprised the Seniors and sang to them under their windows. Thrills galore! " June 1922: — Our class gave three plays; comedy, fairy story, serious scene. Seniors invited as our guests and sat in front rows. Much singing back and forth. " May 1922 : — My first Abbot Prom is over! and it was grand an ' glorious. Jim was darling! Our class decorated the hall with streamers and festoons. Much gaiety. Carried chairs back and forth until my back was about broken. Sympathized with poor, underclass kids who had to sit in the organ loft. " May 1922: — Never dreamed a Banquet could be so marvellous. There were loads of toasts. " B.B. " and " Kit " were darling. Seniors came and sang to us. Most of us wept buckets. Senior Parlor given to us! It was too sad for words! Much weeping and wailing! We ' re almost Seniors, now! " Oct. 1922: — Senior privilege of going on our picnic in trucks was fully appre- ciated. Grand food and many stunts. We came back by moonlight and sang. " February 1923: — Intervale is over! Our tired brains are rested. Much food consumed and we nearly broke our necks skiing and trailing. " Here all decipherable extracts ended but here and there were found such strange expressions as " the play was scrumbunctious " and " that secret, sacred banquet will. never be forgotten, " and " every Prom gets better and better ' ' . Then at the end of the journal were found these words " I ' ve graduated — but can ' t talk about it. Words fail me. " . It was decided, upon consultation, that this document be placed in the City Museum as the portrayal of boarding school life of the time is considered of value. Many other relics were found which are all carefully preserved. A book will soon be published telling of this famous excavation, which will be of interest to many descendants of Abbot Academy alumnae.
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T h e Abbot C i.rcle 192 3 portion of a J|t£torp Tn the year 4023, a party of explorers, headed by the heirs of the Houses of Holmes and Flagg, noticing a queer mound in the vicinity of the city of Andover, dug away a castle and excavated a long sought hall of learning, called Abbot Academy. The structure was of brick, still in good condition. To all appearances everything had shrunk but there was still to be seen a queer circle which identified the place to the discoverers. One building was entered by a winding staircase, from which extended many narrow hallways. It was finally judged that the earth had covered the buildings in the year 1923 after the departure of the noble class of ' 23. A number of queer relics were found in one part of what was once the main building. A number of odd figures on presumably stiff paper representing females standing on queer boards, caused much puzzling. Under the pictures in hiero- glyphics was written " Intervale. " Nothing was gained by studying these prints except that the queer boards were a part of some ancient sport and that by the ex- pression on the faces.it was surmised that much enjoyment was had. One of the adventurers found an ancient journal, unfinished, yellowed and faded by age, which was written by a student at the institution during the years 1919-1923. Much time was spent in attempting to decipher the hieroglyphics and only after much difficulty, were certain parts translatable for the language was very queer and little understanding could be gained by perusing the sheets. A few extracts are here quoted : " Sept. 1918: — Registered today. Saw loads of girls, but don ' t know yet who ' s in my class. Funny looking bunch, it seems to me. " Nov. 1918: — Only eight in the class, but although we ' re a small class in num- bers, our minds are ' most as big as the Seniors ' . Four of us got on the Honor Roll. " May 1919: — Our elocution class spoke pieces before the school. Was scared to death but the congratulations afterwards were fine. " Oct. 1919: -— Juniors now. Elected our first officers. A great, exciting occasion ! Chose our class colors and flower, too. " Nov. 1919: — Had our class picnic at Pomps. Hot Dog! Sang songs and walked around the pond. Swell eats. 38
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The Abbot Circle I Efje Class! Will We, the class of 1923, will our good behaviour, our smiling- faces, our dignified bearing, our scholastic ability, and our profound wisdom to the Senior Middle class who are sadly in need of these qualities, and whom we ardently desire to ponder on these same bequests in their usual solitary manner throughout the tedious summer vacation. We leave the Faculty of Abbot Academy our appreciation of their good will and cooperation, and offer our best wishes for their success in the years to come. We leave the Senior Parlor, the front seats in chapel and our unfailing atten- tion in classes to those who will in the future, tread the same, silent, Senior corri- dors that we have tripped o ' er so lightly during the past year. Student Government leaves its cigarettes, collected by President Flagg; to Miss Kelsey. The Athletic Association suggests that its keen and ardent desire for a bub- bler on the hockey field, be kept close to the hearts of all the Athletic Associations to come. We leave our collection of side-pieces to Gretchen for use when she gets her permanent. Those among us, overburdened with more than brains, leave our reducing records to Marion Shryock. " Reddy " Lundin leaves her efficient baton to " Pat " Robbins. Ruth Holmes leaves her calm bearing and love for the Green Room to " Becky " George. " Dee " Osborne leaves her pep to Margaret Wilson and Alice Wells. " Nattie " B. leaves her drag in Psychology class, along with her melancholy class demeanor, to " Ginny " Gilmore. The Thompsons leave all their twin dresses to Caroline and Grade. Martha Snyder leaves her P. T. to Jane Allen. Charlotte Hudson leaves her rare collection of slang expressions to Adelaide Hammond who, we are trusting, will write a sonnet to said expressions entitled, " The Modern Girl and How She Does it. " " Woodie " bequeaths her Detroit drawl to Frances Howard. " Libby " Maxwell hopes that Florence Prickett will appreciate her gift of Miss Hendrie ' s affection and will profit by it as well as " Libby " has done. " Dotty " Taylor wills her prodigious stature to Genevra Rumford. The Class Book Board leaves its remarkable ability, its unfailing sarcasm, and this, its last and only literary masterpiece, the Class Book, to the memory of the students, hoping that the afore-mentioned academicians will recover in time lo reap the benefits bequeathed them in the above manuscript. Signed and sealed as and for its Last Will ami Testament, in the presence of us, who, by request, did sign our names as witnesses thereto. The Class of 1923
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