Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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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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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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Confident but Drooping Santa Merry Christmas to All Vacation s Here! Above: Midyears Ahead Below: " Frisky ' as Ever packing was done, we sang our Christmas table songs, and finished the celebration with our customary carol sing in the Mc- Keen Rooms. Next day, after we had slept a mite and had been awakened by the chanting choir, we crammed into buses and cars, and deserted our dorms as we headed for home ! January seventh we came back to earth again with much to be done before mid- years. We were voluntarily " at home " because of the flu epidemic which, to our amazement, even kept us away from church! High on the P. A. hill there was a flu epidemic also, and calling nights and the Fidelio concert and dance had to be cancelled. But the Curtis Beach Marion- ette show with the big bad wolf and the mysterious smoking hero cheered us up, and Margaret Payson Bliss had us almost rolling in the aisles or reduced to tears as she gave her monologues. Then came that fearsome week of midyears after which the Seniors took off for Intervale and those who were left behind were allowed to go to the movies at night, and attended the Kirsten Flagstad concert in Boston. To the Seniors, on their return, we sang " Here they come! Week end spent at Intervale And now they ' re back To classes, books and morning mail, And then exam returns When each one learns — the worst! [65]

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