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Snow and Schick Igloo are you? " with the answer or " Negative " were constantly Schicked — " Seniors be at the infirmary at 2:20, Senior Mids at 2:45 etc. etc. " -cries of " What " Positive " heard up and down the halls, and with this, arms were thrust violently forward and lovely red spots or pale white bumps exhibited. But soon it was a thing of the past, Mary Dean was out again, and no one the worse for the experience. Fire drills are wonderful things! Every- one looks so different — some with curlers tight to the head and cold cream smeared all over, others slinking by frantically rubbing to get " 9 P.M. make-up " off, and still others sauntering slowly, glamorously arrayed and apparently unruffled by the unexpected disturbance. Best fire drill of the year was the one unscheduled and unwanted- but one lovely April afternoon just before the end of study hour the alarm sounded for several minutes without ceas- ing, and within a few seconds all buildings were cleared of surprised students and faculty, while Charlie dashed madly from cellar to attic looking for the fire which happily did not materialize. All ' s well that ends well. Calling nights are ever in a category by themselves, and strange things go on like dancing on the second-floor front, peeking through banisters, waiting for callers, sitting in bed placidly writing home to the boy friend, and being horri- fied to find Katharine at the door saying " You have a caller! " And will we ever forget our walks along the bright, clear road in the early morning, six abreast, for breakfast at the Kirkshire? For once we were not honked to the gut- ters by oncoming cars. The world was ours. Can ' t we do it again next week? The radiator — meeting place for all — letter problems promptly solved, free of charge — Mrs. Duncan available " apres diner " — tailor, " special man, " Western Union boy, and all people of interest enter via the " students ' entrance! " Room 5! We couldn ' t live without it or its contents — namely the coca-cola and cookies, the iron and ironing board, and the bull sessions. High spots of our Senior year have been our wonderful Sunday night suppers at " Sunset " with Miss Hearsey. We actually had a Spanish twang in our voices and a slight tango and rumba appeared in our walks after her delightfully different Spanish supper! Birthdays at Abbot are special occasions, and we are grateful to Miss Hearsey for never forgetting them, and to Miss Cool- 
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Off for the Day Russell ' s Slope hood days, still gazing at Mt. Washington. Hymns by the crackling fire, Miss Hearsey reading " Winnie the Pooh " and Libby playing Clair de Lune (though we all missed the first measure because of Marge ' s terrific sigh), brought our days to a con- tented close. Monday brought us Cranmore Moun- tain and the skimobiles. Said Duchess, " Makes an amusement look sick, yes? Yes. " And so it went on for three glorious, carefree days, and before we knew it we were marching into the Abbot dining room trying vainly to give to the school in our train-made songs some idea of what they ' d missed. . .Hidden in those vagrant New Hampshire hills are memories, and timeless their power shall be. Second Semester begun — and Mother Nature, we thank you for Andover ' s won- derful winter! Skating on the new flooded tennis courts behind Abbey, skiing and then roasting marshmallows over a roaring fire on the hockey field by moonlight these were new thrills for us all. And in the midst of it we were suddenly quarantined for a week: sixty week ends were cancelled, parents were notified, Miss Sweeney pi- loted us through bravely, and Mrs. Dun- can laid down the law. We were all Sillies Ski-Mobile Sky Session 
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" What does he say? " Clap-Clap idge for our favorite cakes and candles. We can ' t begin to tell of all the wonder- ful speakers we have had on Saturday and Sunday nights this year. At times when we feel lowest, men like Dr. Buttrick, Dr. Aldrich, Mr. Baldwin, M. de Lanux, or our own Mr. Richardson give us an indefinable something that revives our spirits and sends us gaily but more thoughtfully on our way. Troubadours bringing us delightful lyrics and dances, the Countess of Listowel increasing our understanding of international affairs, the Friskins ' amazing two-piano recital— these and other artists have been a big and important part of our Abbot life. Prom is something we couldn ' t afford to miss (we think you see what we mean!). Our April snow-shower seven days before prom seemed a colossal blizzard. Every flake whispered " Let ' s compete with Dartmouth ' s Winter Carnival! " Luckily we didn ' t have to. Everything went off smoothly. Then Abbot ' s Birthday Cele- bration—modern dancing included. With the fury of Finals, the delightful confusion of Commencement week, delegations of families " bizzing " in and out, perturbed packing, endless introductions, and teary, cheery, hasty farewells, the year closes. Prom ' ' In the Spring ... " [8 3 ]
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