Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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WHICH will you choose — a Gargoyle sprouting horns and beard, or a Griffin complete with long tail and beak? These creatures emerge from mythical tales into the symbols of our rival athletic clubs. The crisp fall days find us racing giddily across the hockey field, brushing up on our backhand, or riding in the midst of autumn glory astride our favorite horse. Time passes, and joyful over fresh fallen snow, we don our ski . boots or skates, and shake the moth balls from our bunny mittens and woolly scarfs; basketball practice be- gins also, and we bend and sway to the beat of the tom- tom. When balmy April arrives we get back into the " swing " of things with tennis, baseball and golf. All year we are friendly enemies to the bitter end, giving of our best to our own team and feeling sincere pride in the successes of our opponents. Heap Big Chiefs — P until, Griffin; Waterhouse, Gargoyle Tuneful Triumvirate — Wind, Griffin; Means, School Leader; Martin, Gargoyle

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Jt I I [56] Sports DURING the first weeks of school one often heard the question, " When are we going to know whether we ' re Griffins or Gargoyles? " Finally, after a " huddle " during which strange shapes were cut from green and orange felt, the great day arrived, each girl ' s fate was an- nounced, and she was welcomed by the old members of her team. Both teams serenaded their potential stars. Soon the struggle began in earnest, and when Fall Field Day arrived the competi- tion was close. The day began with a serenade to the faculty, after which we marched to the tennis courts and, sitting in the crackling fall leaves, watched Mary Bertucio against Nanny Eccles for a Grif- fin tennis singles victory. Weesy Clark and B. J. England found Griffins Skip Fiske and Joan Waugh too much for them, and Lister was shaking her Gargoyle head, but Nanny Gerrish and Mimi Shields won the doubles from Dotty Harvey and Ruth Snider which cheered Lister considerably but cast a momentary shadow over the cheerful face of Gus Griffin. On the hockey field there was great tension, for the Griffins had been predomi- nantly victorious in the preliminary games. ' During the first of the week the second ¥

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