Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1927

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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Hfymtibap, December txteentl) Clang, clang, clang. The rising bell starts on its daily 6.50 time. It doesn ' t ring once, nor twice, but three times, for that is its special privilege. As I rub sleepy eyes I wonder why it seems less mournful than usual — it is on the verge of being merry. Surely it can ' t be the weather for, unless my eyes deceive me, it is black and dreary, exceptionally cold, and rather hazy. What can be the occa- sion for all this mirth? Then suddenly I recall a few incidents of the previous evening ' s occupations. " Taking down all banners and leaving nothing but framed pictures on the wall " , wildly cramming the bureau drawers into the closet, and finding " just one more thing " that must go into the trunk, finally closing the trunk only to think of numerous articles that were forgotten. Why, of course! How could I forget? This is the day we have all looked forward to for so long. We are going home for Christmas vacation! Before Jack Robinson himself could have uttered his name, I am out of bed. None of the usual excuses are offered for remaining in that warm spot. Down goes the window and on go the lights (if we are fortunate enough to have them). Dressing hastily, I put the last things into my suitcase and call someone in to sit on the top while I endeavor to close it. Then the breakfast bell and one hundred and fifty girls, all dressed in their very best, flock to the dining room where there ensues a hectic twenty min- utes. I try to eat but find most of my time occupied in watching the hands of the clock " jump " . At last it is ten of, and there is much pushing back of chairs; the " good morning line " forms and in two shakes the dining room is empty. Next comes chapel; twenty minute classes (which seem like twenty hours); and finally at ten-thirty we hear the last bell we are to endure for three weeks! There is a rush to rooms for suitcases, hats, gloves, and pocketbooks. At the radiator stands Miss Bailey — shaking hands with all the young ladies as they troop past her to the waiting Morrissey busses which are to convey them to the 10:52 train. It would be hard to find a happier group than these homeward-bound Abbot girls. Sylvia Miller ' 27 Wo 9 os;e The petals curl The color deepens, How she droops Her pretty head ; The fragrant perfume Lasting, lasting — Even tho ' the rose is dead. Ruth L. Harvey ' 27 62

Page 69 text:

The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Great drifts of soft blue rain Young lovers, arms entwined, Beating ' gainst the gray stone Whispering in the shadowed depths Of age-old churches. Of dim, leafy parks. Uneven roofs of broken slate Calm river flowing slowly Dripping down upon the din Watching ever o ' er the city And hurry of the City. Settled in sleep. Gertrude Drummond ' 27 an " » " Jfor abbot trte {With thanks to the inspiration of Kipling s " If " ) If while you are at School, you always proffer Your friendly, helpful spirit at its best, Not only to your roommate, also offer The same to all your teachers and the rest; If you can take a pleasure in successes Cf all your fellow classmates, without guile, Then you ' ll be better able, when woe presses, To take your bumps and bruises with a smile. If for the love of sport you play with spirit To get the thrill of team work with your chums; Yet, if you are not chosen, do not rue it, But try again, and hard when next year comes; If you discover friends in just a few, Forget not to rub shoulders with the rest, Just strive a bit to know these others too, And add a friendly note in work or jest. If you consider Abbot ' s ever-burning Increasing store of knowledge at your call, If you but seize the gage of quiet learning, There is a chance to profit by it all. Though seasons end, and school-days soon are o ' er, You will have gained from Abbot, by your power, The things to make you better evermore — You will have truth and honor for your dower. Lois Kimball ' 27 61

Page 71 text:

The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Boton Wfytvt tfte Wtt Jfolfe lUbe Down where the wee folk live Tis the prettiest spot in Spring Where the velvety moss grows green They mark their fairy ring. And there through the midnight hours, With laughter of silvery bells — (As they sip from their acorn cups The wine the humming-bird sells) — They scatter abroad sweet dreams On the wings of the wee fire-fly. Or sprinkle star dust around From their airship, a dragon fly. And when the dawn comes stealing, To their flow ' ry beds they creep And under a rose petal cover They pass the day in sleep. Louise Pope ' 27 £f)e H acreb Circle Do you wonder what that little old man walking down School Street and look- ing this way is thinking? Let me tell you. He is thinking what well-behaved, perfectly-trained, and considerate girls the Abbot girls are. He is watching us pour out of chapel and turn to the left, following the drive which circles around to the McKeen building. Not one girl has attempted to cut across that wide expanse of green lawn in front of chapel and yet it would be much the quicker way. just to " dive " across there to McKeen. Xot " since his day " has he seen youth so faultless. Can it be a mighty aversion to getting to classes? Some possibility in that, but little does the old man realize that that circle of grass is sacred, never so much as set foot on except on very, very gay occasions. Perhaps if he had come a little nearer he would have felt the hallowed atmosphere about it, for I think it is noticeable. Unaware, however, the old man goes on. feeling that. perhaps, after all, there is a little hope for the coming generation. Beatrice Stephens ' 27 63

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