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The Abbot Circle 19 2 8 Clagg Jkopfjecp ' Twas a perfect graduation day with the cloudless sky of June, And I thought of all the class apart and where we ' d be so soon, When suddenly there opened wide the senior parlor door, And the girls of twenty years from now came trooping ' cross the floor. And first of all Kay Adams came and she told me, with a laugh, That she was selling fancy soaps at a dollar and a half. Fran Anderson, or Francie, she still so liked her name, Was now a wealthy architect of no uncertain fame. Our Sis, gymnastic teacher, had turned out at least a score Of strong Olympic champions, with promises of more. And Bunny said she was preparing books for publication, And that Clarissa Harlowe was her very best creation. Kay Bornemann lived in Europe and had quite forgot her scales Since she had gone to England and had met the Prince of Wales. Then Cushie came serenely with a smile upon her face, As our Alumnae treasurer she found her destined place Then Dotty Dow, an actress, married to her leading man, And Lois teaching Virgil — Oh, you ought to hear her scan. Jean Frederick was a writer of the very " nth degree " , And Gee-Gee had a husband just as rich as he could be. And Fran, a charming matron now, still had the Stu-G. habit, While all her seven daughters reeled off Shakespeare up at Abbot. Peg Graham still wrote debates on Scott and Barrie for the papers, And Dizzie on the stage was being paid for cutting capers. Louise had become a minister and worked one day a week. And Betty Jack was coaching the part of Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Dot Jennings now was married to a Duke (who liked the girls) And when he first saw Dotty he just couldn ' t resist those curls. Bea Lane and Helen Leavitt had a Bachelor ' s Apartment, And both were teaching college in the Musical Department. Miss Leech came next, so proud to be her father ' s secretary And Nivi had married an Irishman, just to be a bit contrary. And then our Pie, the same old Pie, adorable and funny, Right out for anything at all, but ' specially out for money. And next as social hostess was our charming Marion Quin And Susan doing wonders with a haunted violin. 34
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T h Abbot C i r c I 1 9 2 X Class Will We, the Class of 1928, of Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, being of sound mind, despite evidence to the contrary, do hereby give, devise, and bequeath our worldly possessions as follows: First, To the Class of 1929 — 1. The squeaky chair in the Senior Parlor: 2. The ability to translate Miss Chickering ' s assignments: 3- All our surplus cash to spend on Centennial plates: 4. The privilege of falling out of Chapel every morning: 5- The brain-power to play " I doubt it: " 6. Tripods for the new Hymn Books. Second, To Individuals — 1. Peg Graham ' s dignity to Peg Esty: 2. Kay Adams ' s musical reputation to her sister: 3- Sis Bartlett ' s scowl to Mary Eaton: 4. All our men ' s calling cards to Gwen and Marge: 5. A dancing partner to Mac: 6. Fran Gould ' s medicines to Eleanor Thompson: 7. All our clever games to Miss Baker: 8. A little awe and admiration for the mighty to Helen Thornburg: 9. J. Paret ' s retiring nature to Dorothy Dunn: 10. All our mock sherry and fermented cider to Miss Moses: 11. Our old rubbers to Miss Hopkins to be vulcanized and made into a rug for the Library floor. Third, To the School — 1 . A carload of Vacuum cleaners : 2. All our points — good, bad, and athletic: 3. Our trite remarks, to be used exclusively by the next Class Book Board. 33
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The Abbot Circle 19 2 8 Kay Ross was there with bells on; not a thing could her dishearten, For she had to be optimistic as a teacher of Kindergarten. Our Connie was a reformer now in many a Portland street And Betty Ryan taught French IV as " Mademoiselle Petite. " Still Betty Schuh wrote essays that were never known to fail. And Emmy had a Winter Resort at good old Intervale. And Patty was a famous preacher out in her Montana, And made a dollar at every word and called it all just " manna. " Jean Swihart had kept up her work and also all her care, The first of women presidents, she occupied the chair. Oh, Theo, what an awful thing such dire distraction does, Forever absent-minded, she ' d forgotten what she was. Babs Vail was quite a lady in the King of England ' s palace. Bob Wentworth had a special feature dance with Mary Alice. Bet Whitney kept her husband ' s house in quite a perfect state. And Kay Willauer wrote many a Senatorial debate. And I? Well, I was there, and still endeavoring to write, With Shakespeare, Burns, or Chaucer as an ever present light, And now to tell a secret that is just between us two, I never saw a bit of this — it really isn ' t true. But wouldn ' t it be funny if the future course of Fate Should prove a little bit of this to dear old " Twenty-Eight? " Josephine G. Paret. 35
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