Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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Above : Suspension Below: " Softie " and " Toughi superintended by Miss Carpenter and our big chief, Sue. Then there were those sur- prising nights when we drilled with pallid faces and rolled-up hair. October ended with our exciting Hallowe ' en dinner and party which we attended dressed as adver- tisements. Remember " Toughie " and " Softie " — and the " Four Roses " ? At this time in our gay young lives came our long-anticipated week end, and there was a general exodus. Those who were left behind had no meagre excite- ment, however, for the Andover-Exeter Game was played and we were properly recognized by the Exeter contingent as it marched by our gates. Thanksgiving verses soon brought us back to normal. Bashka Paeff, famous sculptress, gave us a demon- stration of her technique, using Em as a model. On Thanksgiving eve we had our traditional service, and the next day, un- daunted by snow, we scattered about the countryside with relatives and friends having a marvelous time and consuming much turkey. The Song Contest between the various corridors and cottages brought forth our best home talent. Homestead with its " Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair " song and rendition was the winner. AJoud and energetic evening was had by all, topped off by a lively square dance which left us hardly able to whisper Exeter Passes Our Gates — Alas Exeter Cheering Section [63]

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Mapping a Course Surveying the Situation Looking Back WEDNESDAY, September 25th, found us hanging draperies, mov- ing furniture, and generally getting to work. We had our conferences with Miss Sweeney and were soon sitting nervously in our first classes. The first week we were busy making new friends on our picnic at Pomps Pond, at the Old Girl — New Girl Party where we danced an energetic square dance and were baffled by the faculty chasses, and at the Senior Tea which was held this year in the Senior Parlor. The fall days were lovely and we were busy riding and canoeing our time away over the week ends. We were fascinated by the prancings of Ferdinand t he bull, the puppet show, and the other antics of corridors and cottages on their stunt nights. We were delighted with the Hampton Institute Quartette and the beautiful program presented by Ella Belle Davis, soprano. We went to Boston in the rain but were fully rewarded by Helen Hayes and Maurice Evans in their unique rendition of " Twelfth Night " ; and some of us were lucky enough to hear Marion Anderson in Boston. During those early days we were taught what to do in case of fire, and with hilari- ous shouts we leaped from the window and wriggled down the outside wall, carefully Opening Out-of-Door Days: Above— Pomps. Below- The Shaw sheen [62]

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through our dry throats. A.D.S. enter- tained us royally with three plays — " Cath- erine Parr, " depicting the stormy temper of Henry VIII, " Men Folk, " telling of the tragedy of the sea; and " The Travelers, " full of flickering lights and weird sound effects. Christmas was now creeping upon us very rapidly, and Fidelio piled off to Law- rence to broadcast British carols for the benefit of the Bureau of Medical Aid to China. Many were doing their part for other charities too, by knitting on Friday nights in chummy circles in Sherman or Abbey, sewing on squares for Red Cross baby afghans in Homestead, and making would-be dresses for Hindman dolls. Fri- day night callers continued to arrive amid squeals and groans over the appearance or not of those significant little white slips. The vie played and the sound of masculine voices drifted up from below, mingled with feminine giggles. A.C.A. had its annual Christmas party for many local children who threw bean bags, ate ice cream and sandwiches, and were wide-eyed at the presents handed out by our competent but drooping Santa (Fferbie). Mrs. Gray read Dickens ' Christmas Carol, always our favorite, and on Sunday we presented our own beautiful Christmas service. Our Above: " Catherine Parr ' Middle: " Men Folk " Below: " The Travelers " ' Sign for Riding " Callers Tonight Chummy Circle jr [64]

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