Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

Page 69 of 104

 

Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA) online yearbook collection, 1940 Edition, Page 69
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In the dark ages about twenty years ago, Abbot athletics of dual personality was divided into Iroquois and Chippewas, but Gargoyles and Griffins roll far better off the tongue and have great possibilities in green and orange felt. Along with autumn leaves and aliens came ecstatic exploitations of the G's and G's from their respective followers, and all the new members immediately declared it a fate worse than death to be on the other side. We croaked enthusiastically at song meetings and made a strong en- deavor to fill our exercise cards with walks for the cause, Kirkshire walk mysteriously being the pet. Field Day arrived with be- loved Lister, the 'fgarglew giraffe, resplen- dent in burlap and saddle shoes, and greatly subject to disintegration. The Griilfins sported in place of last year's restless goat Gus, the glamorous strawman, clad in goodly splendor. Balls bouncing on new courts, legs in longs chasing the puck, brisk canters in the woods aaa panorama of fall sports in which the orange and green pinnies leaped madly about in deadly competition. And then more walks when GARGOYLES and GRIFFINS we put one foot in front of the other to help bring the shield within reach. Ski wax, slaloms and sun glasses came with the snow. Skating skirts swung out for winter sport points. Then presto, the time of birds and bees when the golfers Mtruckeda' off and bat met ball. The usual feeling of terror prevailed when results of walk points were announced, and the Gls and G's trotted briskly off in all directions with renewed inspiration for the green and orange. Whether field day brings wind, snow or sunburn, equal is the enthusiasm of the Lister and Gus supporters, singing until voice is no more, or in the tug-of-war pulling until all hope and equilibrium are gone. Throughout all the strain and stress the shining shield hangs tauntingly in the Rec Room, to be presented during that mem- orable last chapel to the team that has puffed and played for the most points.

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