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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Claste ropfjecp Weird notes squawked their scaley succession through the open door of a garret studio in the Latin quarter of Paris. As I passed the portal, whom should I spy but Ruth Nason! I dragged her to my room, disregarding the offending violin, and we commenced a tete a tete. Ruth told me that she was practicing a difficult passage in Hen Nash ' s recent composition, a symphonic opera, Coleopterus. " What " , I exclaimed, " one of my classmates so illustrious? " Mim has an important part on the kettle-drums. Hat is the leader! She is noted for her trim appearance in a feminine cutaway, and her well-trained pompadour. Of course Hen played the piano. Sydna has the leading part, and Ellen supports her admirably as the second lady. Ruth insisted on my going to the opera that night, then having a dinner afterwards with my old classmates. The opera was beautiful, strangely suggestive of McDowell. At dinner I learned the whereabouts of the other members of ' 27. Ruth heard that Aylmer has gone to Japan with her twin to do missionary work. Mary Roe has written a clever parody on the Odyssey. Hen amused us all by saying, " No kidding, Amesse is corrupting the whole western U. S. A. with her views in her lectures on the uselessness of Sunday School s! And, listen, Puss has found a duke for her third husband; she wasn ' t satisfied with an earl! " Hen also revealed Decem ' s whereabouts in New Hamp- shire, where she runs a Girls ' Camp. Edna Marland is the mother of three little redheads. Peg Nay has some marvelous Kentucky racers in her riding establish- ment. Squeeze provides hounds for fox-hunts, but she explicitly demands that they have special attention. Mim had just been to an Olympic Meet where Lucy Sanborn was the head coach in all sports. Kay Farlow is their hockey coach, and Jerry is head of basketball. Helen Connolly is president of Boston ' s Women ' s Bridge Club. Hat gave us the news that Mary Ayers has been soliciting for the Y. W. C. A. in the state of Ohio. Dot Spear is in her element, running her own company of sightseeing busses for touring Maine; her central office is in Bangor. Squint and Prip have started collecting all species of goldfish; when they complete their aquarium, they will exhibit it in all the important cities. Harvey is a duchess, isn ' t that just what we expected? Polly wrote Syd that Dot French and Emily have started a kindergarten department at Abbot. One evening Polly tuned in on station W E A F, she heard Dyer ' s voice announcing a lecture to be given by Peg Creelman, who is now 39
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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 ClafiS wax We, the Class of 1927, Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, being of moderately sound mind and pleasant memories, do hereby bequeath our worldly possessions as follows : First, To the Class of 1928: 1. The joy of cutting pies into ten pieces, one of which must be small. 2. Daily inspirations for conversation with the faculty escorted from dinner. 3. The short-cut through the Senior Parlor to the Basketball court. 4. A key that works for the Senior Parlor door. 5. Knee screens for those in the front row in Chapel. Second, To Individuals: 1. To Miss Chickering we leave an extra window to open. 2. We leave an extra bowl of gravy for Miss Johnson ' s private use. 3. Foot stools for the Faculty in Chapel. 4. Percussion with traps to Miss Friskin as a preservation for the Music Bay floor. 5. Mim leaves her Stu. G. gavel to the next Stu. G. President with the hint that a torpedo beneath its thump will be more effective. 6. Decern leaves an unsound-proof wall to the next occupant of Room 52. 7. Lee leaves her evening dress to Mary Piper. 8. Ellen leaves a few curls to Kay Bowden. 9. Dot French leaves her talkative nature to Jane Linn. 10. Lo leaves her front seat in the Episcopal church to Emily Sloper, with the hint not to stand on the cushion. 11. Nancy leaves Box 82 to Gwen Jones for it brings an endless supply of mail. 12. Hat leaves her great big voice to Anne Miller. 13. The Stonebrakers leave the example of their sisterly affection to all room- mates. Third, To the School: 1. " Lazy Susans " for the dining tables. 2. A fireman ' s pole for the tower stairs, so that the faculty may go down to meals unmolested. 3. Escalator to replace Chapel stairs. 4. Wicker chairs for Room 1 in McKeen. 5. Mail chutes from all floors. 6. A davenport outside Miss Bailey ' s office. 38
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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 an eminent authority on sciences. Syd ran into Paton ' s one day and almost collided with Peg Cutler, who is the shop ' s head model. Peg had news that Peg Knowlton, an actress in one act plays, produced by an exclusive Boston Theatre company, fills the house every evening with ardent admirers. Jane Graves is the president of a scientific society in Concord, New Hampshire. And June Hinman is married and lives in a cozy little appartment on Beacon Street. Ellen heard from home that Jane Fitch ' s paintings were being included in a revised edition of Gardener ' s Art Through The Ages. Gertie has performed miraculous operations in a New York hospital. Lee, who came through a serious case of appendicitis under Gertie ' s care, continually philosophizes on the value of women surgeons. Before Ellen came abroad, she went to see Abbot once more, and, en route, stopped in at the " Sign of Castor and Pollux, " a tea shop on Salem Street, run by Ginnie and the Twins. When Ellen bought her travelling clothes, she discovered Bea ' s exclusive gown shop on Boylston Street. Kay Keany ' s poems in the Atlantic Monthly have attracted the notice of many of our class. Ruth Perry has become so expert at the revived game of croquet, that now she translates Greek passages while playing professional matches. Flora expects to celebrate her fifteenth wedding anniversary by a Mediterranean trip. Mary Bell is spending every winter at the Lake Placid Club. Nat has entered her daughter in Abbot for 1943. Nancy, although mar- ried, has kept up her interest in Pre-school education, and lectures on its value in Boston ' s vicinity. " Well, what are you doing in Paris, Lo? " asked Syd. I concealed a protruding paint brush in the lining of my threadbare coat. 40
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