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The Abbot Circle 19 24 Feb. 4: — Seniors went to Intervale, the one place on earth. Feb. 9: — Seniors went to Abbot Alumnae luncheon. You have a lot to live up to, Seniors. Feb. 12: — Lincoln Memorial service. Miss Morgan read " He Knew Lincoln " and other poems delightfully. Feb. 26: — Miss Nichols gave a violin recital. Needless to say it was splendid. March 1 : — English V plays. Hats off to our authors and actors! It was great. March 2: — Miss Howey gave a lecture on " New Japan. " March 11: — " Pomander Walk " was given by the seniors. Was ever a play so good? Never! March 15: — Music students gave another fine recital. March 20: — Spring vacation — need we say more? April 2 : — Back to school again to make the last term even better than the others. April 8: — German play was very ably given by the German department. April 20: — Easter and our Easter service. This service and the Christmas one have like places in our hearts, they tie us closer to our school. May 6: — Abbot ' s birthday. The senior play was repeated in honor of the occasion. May 10: — The great day, the prom. Marcels, perfume, silver slippers, music, dancing, last but not least, men; now I ask you, what more could one want at a prom? May 13: — The French play. How those girls could ' parler francais! " June 3: — The senior banquet and the giving of the senior parlor to the senior-mids. Why, oh why must seniors leave their school? Nor do they know how dearly they love it until they leave it. June 5: — Finals began. If you ' ve done your best all year, good; if not, not so good. June 7 : — It was Rally Night, that great time when we did the snake dance on the circle. Fathers. mothers, alumnae, friends, all came to Abbot for commencement week had begun. June 8: — Baccalaureate sermon. Seniors were entering the outside world, Abbot backing them, June 9: — We got our marks. " Be still my heart, " we all said as we looked at our papers. June 10: — Commencement. There aren ' t any words to express it. These come nearest, " O Abbot beautiful, mother we love. " 39
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The Abbot Circle 1924 Calenbar Sept. 19 : — Bells began again. It was great to see the old girls and welcome the new ones. Sept. 22: — Miss Bailey talked to us, giving us our " send-off " for the year. Sept. 25: — We had the " new girl, old girl dance " to renew old ties and begin new ones. Sept. 30: — Second Sunday at school with Dr. Burnham to give more pointers on starting right. Oct. 2: — Senior picnic! What did we do? Ask any senior! Oct. 6: — Some of the seniors enacted for us " A Model Class Meeting. " Moral, listen and learn. Oct. 7: — Miss Howey gave an interesting illustrated talk on " Old Japan " . Oct. 9: — A country fair! You should have been there. Such " hick " outfits! Oct. 16: — Senior-mid picnic! Did they have a good time? Ask any senior-mid ! Oct. 20: — Students ' recital. Congratulations, music pupils, it was fine. Oct. 24: — Faculty reception. When seniors begin to feel their " age " . Oct. 27: — Miss Fraser gave a lecture on " World Problems and Their Solution. " Oct. 30: — An Abbot Hallowe ' en party. The recipe is Abbot girls, doughnuts, cider, season with fun. Nov. 4: — Miss Williamson of Hindman gave a most interesting talk on that school. Nov. 14: — Bradford day! You have to go to really appreciate it. The games, the songs, the fun, it ' s all so wonderful and when it ' s over, we love our Abbot more than ever. Nov. 21 : — Our faculty had a recital. Were we proud they were ours? That ' s not the half of it. Nov. 24: — Mosha Paranov gave an interesting piano recital. Dec. 1 : — Miss Friskin gave a splendid recital. We always love to hear her play. Dec. 11: — Mr. Charles Underhill read Dickens ' s Christmas Carol. That favorite story is more favored than ever now. Christmas vacation was drawing near. Dec. 15: — Andover children ' s Christmas party. The Abbot " children " had as much fun as the real children. Christmas vacation was drawing nearer. Dec. 16: — The Christmas service. It is a vital part of Abbot; the memories of it will last hand in hand with the love of our Alma Mater. Dec. 19: — " Write to me. " " Give my love to Jim. " " Where is m y suitcase? " Vacation had come; we were going. an. 9: — " Betty! Peg! ' ' " I ' ve had a divine time. " It was all over, we were back. an. 11: — Russian Cathedral Sextette gave us a pleasant evening ' s entertainment. an. 15: — We had a bridge and Mah Jong party. Green, white and red dragons filled the room. an. 20: — We heard a very inspiring talk by Miss Coats of Bradford Academy. an. 22: — Senior-mid plays. They were just great. Congratulations, senior-mids! an. 28: — Miss Adelaide Mercer from England gave a lecture on " Succession States of the Austrian Empire. " an. 29: — Mr. Howe ' s recital. It was excellent. an. 31: — Mid-years — " enuf " said! 38
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The Abbot Circle 1924 istorp as tubteb in 1935 It was bedtime — Mary Ellen, an adorable child with blue eyes and golden curls, said her prayers, and scrambled into bed, awaiting her mother ' s goodnight kiss. " Goodnight, mama, " she whispered. " Kiss Daddy for me, won ' t you? " " Goodnight, darling, " replied her mother. " Yes, I will, " and after turning out the light, she left the room. " Cooh, Mama, you forgot somepin! Honest, Mama — you forgot to put on my — my earphone. " " Oh, I ' m sorry, dear. Mother can ' t seem to remember them, can she? But you know, when I was a girl, I had to go to school, instead of learning all my lessons while I was asleep, as you do. We used to talk about those little ear- phones in our psychology class, but we never thought that our baby daughter would be using them, did we dear? There! Is that all right? ' ' " Yes, Mama. It talked all about the Great War last night, and Pershing, ' neverything. Do you member him, too? " " Yes, dear, goodnight! " " Goodnight, mama! " (The voice): Tonight you are to hear the history of the class of 1924 at Abbot Academy. Because the members of this class so distinguished themselves, their name and fame has gone down in Keating ' s " History for Tiny Tots. " In the year 1919, two theories were prominent among a tribe of people who were known as Preps, distinguished by the extreme novelty of long hair, which was done in pigtails, a style common to that period. The first theory was: ■ — 1) That the ice box, located on the second floor of Draper Hall, was ex- clusively the property of Miss K. R. Kelsey, used for the storage of her Eskimo pies. 2) That the elevator was used nightly by Miss Bailey, who went on pil- grimages to the fourth floor, to kiss her youthful charges goodnight. The year 1920 was not so eventful as those which followed, so we shall hasten on to the more important parts. In the following year, the members of the class were known to the world at large as Junior Mids. At their first class meeting, Marjorie Moon was elected president, and at this time, Dartmouth green was chosen for the class color, much to the secret delight of several members. The underlying idea is too deep to be discussed at this point. In June of that year, Rally night was held, a date of much 40
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