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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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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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The Abbot Circle 1923 S. 9. ' 23 tuning 3tt Station Q. E. D. tuning in! Miss Eleanor Warren will tell the kiddies the further adventures of " Skeedie " : " Now children, just as Mary Jane was scramb- ling into her little bed, ' Skeedie ' , the elf, sprang onto the pillow and whispered — " Station P. T. tuning in. Stock market quotes Lobenstine sugar selling at 33 ; Adams quick-rising cake flour falls two points; run on Scudder Brokerage Ofhce started by " Em " Holt and — squeak! — squeak — root for the blue and the — squeak, squeak, squeak, Snyder ' s banana crop becalmed off Peck ' s Island on board the Annetta L, Rudd star line, wind M. C. by A. C. Station A. W. O. L. tuning in. Concert rendered by Goodwin accompanied by V. Maxwell, costumes by Clay General Utility House. I want to be a rosebud to bloomin ' — Laura Lakin ' s Florist Shop will exhibit Osborne Funeral wreaths — squeak — come one, come all! admission fee goes to pay debts of ' 23 — squeak crack — Thompson ' s latest operatic success, " Twittering Twins " - squeak, squeak — R. Martin won Auction Bridge contest after continuous playing for 106 hours — ! X. Y. Z. tuning off. Sweet dreams, folks. Station P. D. Q. tuning in. Crrrrrack! Tomorrow night, ladies and gentle- men, the Holmes sisters will rend-da-da-da the " Merchant of Venice, " vocalized under the direction of the eminent Mile. Van Patten. At 9.30 " Cal " Lakin will give a confidential talk on " cow-punching. " At 10.30 broadcasting from Grey ' s store in which the election speech of E. Flagg, who has recently assumed the posi- tion of Andover Traffic Officer, will be read. At 11.09 Bartlett ' s animated car- toons will be shown from Station I. W. W. Crack — ack. A. A. A. receiving — ! A. Darling winner of first land swimming race at Wood ' s Hole; S. Throckmorton winner of Large Man ' s Race. M. Stevens and D. King will relate their experience while traveling by wireless at a great sacrifice. E. Damon just elected president of the Damon and Pythias Cruelty to Puppies Society on B. Cutter ' s and E. Maxwell ' s joint resignation. Sir Isaac Newton ' s grandaughter — squeak — Mary will lecture on the " Relation of the Egg to the Moon, " crack — aided by R. Wright. At the Thomas Theatre, the " Blushing Maiden " by Doris Holt will be presented, followed by D. Taylor ' s and E. Whit- aker ' s adventures in the — brrr — jungle. Come and bring the kiddies. Station S. W. A. K. No news received of " Roguish Reddy " , the well- known ace, on her trip to Mercury, accompanied by M. Buttrick — Squeak, squeak — crack. " No news is good news. " Sweeney ' s weekly lectures on Ethics of the year will follow in 5 minutes. — squeak, squeak fancy bread — brr squeak — on the Hudson. — squeak- — Page roadster driven by M. Wolf collided with Noyes sedan on Finch road, no serious casualties have occurred since. A. A. ' 23 tuning off — Goodnight!
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