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1 93 7 — Qlass history — 1937 Prep: — When I entered this fair school in September of the year 1932, I was filled with awe and, without a doubt, bad manners and was straightway reproved by the noble Seniors with sharp words and glances when I failed to rise immediately on the en- trance of certain upright and illustrious members of the faculty. Before the year was over I learned many things. Among these was the fact that when a member of the above-mentioned faculty intrudes upon an unauthorized student convention choose the sub-bed dash rather than a closet-burrow because the hangers rattle. Also was taken down three and one-half notches by a Senior when I spoke downtown to Bill Jones, a boy from home, who is going to P. A. Junior: — Was so eager to get back that I arrived a day early and was much disgruntled to find nothing but new girls. However, I lowered myself to a degree where-in I could see them and condescended to point out the way to Lowe ' s. Was very discouraged to find tha t my feet are rather large for ballroom dancing inasmuch as they always arrive at and cover the same space that my partner ' s arrive at and cover a moment later. Have ruined my white shoes thereat. Junior-Mid: — Was given a new girl to write to this summer. Wrote her many lurid tales of life at school after which she refused to come. Helped write the class song and pick out the class colors. Later was greatly gratified, etc. to be elected to a society. (Have learned that the use of a society is to collect dues to pay for the food we eat at meetings.) Also have decided that I must be quite a gorgeous creature because Bill Jones is calling regularly. Tried to learn to like coffee at dinner and lay awake all night thereafter. Senior-Mid: — Felt even more superior to new girls who entered our class this year. Discovered to my surprise that they were only human while attending the picnic at Prospect. (By the way, it rained.) Was pleased at the thought of wearing new class sweater and was not disappointed. Was slightly irked when I learned how much I had to pay for the Prom but recovered when I reflected on the thought of getting in free next year. Rained on both the day of our tea-dance and of our plays. Greatly embarrassed my- self by two things. 1). Toasting the wrong person at the class banquet. 2). Sitting through the Senior porch when we were given the Parlor. Went to P. A. Prom with Bill and then struggled valiantly with two unmentionable College Boards. Senior: — Began to feel like a Senior when I observed Preps ' frightened looks and awed (odd) glances. Rained on the day of the picnic so we opened Baronial. Intervale was wonderful despite a rainstorm a ll Sunday. Rained gently on " Berkeley Square. " Also damp weather for the Prom. Wore my trench-coat over to John-Esther for the ban- quet. Was driven to church for Commencement because of rain. Passed my college boards! 40
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I 937 Glass Statistics Best All-Around . Best Dancer Best Dressed . Best Figure . Best Sense of Humor Best Sport Class Bluffer Class Cynic Class Grinds Class Poet Class Punster Class Story-Teller Cutest Hungriest Man-Hater Most Absent-Minded Most Artistic Most Athletic Most Attractive Most Determined Most Dignified Most Dramatic Most Musical Most Optimistic Most Original Most Personality Most Pessimistic Most Sensible Most Tactful Most Temperamental Most Versatile Neatest NOISEST Quietest . Most Likely to Succeed First to be Married Mother of the Class Baby Rose Cutter Skeeter Milly Pierp Burns Phronsie Boynt Milly Swint and Daniels Todd Prof Stevie Janie Sheldon Brooks Seiler Williams Gerry Kay Pet Kay Pat Seiler Cutter and Prof Pat Seiler Melcher Janie Peden Skeeter Holbrook Pet Joost Pat Janie Janie 39
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c he Class " Will and " Won ' t We, the Senior Class of Abbot Academy, in the year of nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, being in sound mind (I said mind) and body (reference — " this too, too solid flesh " — Shakespeare) hereby do set down those qualities and articles which, being needed by ourselves we refuse to bequeath to anyone: — Peden ' s calm and quietude. Todd ' s tact. (Inherited last year from Tommy Reinhart.) Pettingill ' s brother. Cohen ' s ability to bluff. Sawyer ' s Prom dates. Our drag with the Faculty. However, knowing as we do, that Abbot would be a dull place without many of our endearing qualities we do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be our last will and testament: — We leave — Our special inner-spring beauty-rest mattresses to the Hotel Bellvue, Intervale. Holbrook ' s neatness to Homestead. Prof ' s puns to anyone who ' ll take them. Our boxes upon boxes of A.B.D. pills to Jane Currier. Senior rooms to the Senior-mids. (Nice of us, isn ' t it?) Our high aspirations to Miss Butterfield. Our lost pounds to Miss Carpenter. Our ability to manoeuvre Chickie to the Senior-Mids. Our diets to Christine Robinson. Our correspondence (not correspondents) to Marie Appleby. Our goldfish to Crass. Our True Story Magazines to the Infirmary. The Senior Play and Shakespeare to the Senior-Mids. Our acquiescence to the Junior-Mids. Our beer jackets to Belle and Winnie. Our super-colossal four-star hit, " The Golden Hand, " to next year ' s Entertain- ment Committee. All un-returned books to the Library. All bells to the Physics lab. All notebooks to the garbage-collector. Our curling irons to Theodore. " (signed) The Class of 1937, its mark " — " !!? , f Mart orie Hirst Witnessed „ „ _ 1 David B. Robb 41
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