Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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Hurdling Hearsey ' s Time Out Cocoa and Weenies i We wish you luck, And hope you passed without mistake All those exams, And awful tests you had to take, From Latin, Chem, and French To History through the cent — uries. You ' ve had a great big week end With skiing and skating and such, And having no rules, and no thought of school And certainly eating too much! So here you are, Back again with us to stay — For one more term Together we will work and play, We ' ll sing your praises all O class of Forty-One! " The second semester brought Miss Friskin back to us, much to our joy. She delighted us that first Saturday with one of her exquisite concerts. Winter was really here now; the blizzards came and went, but we plowed on, over and under. Many mornings we found Mr. Robb slaving with a tired mien — and a snow shovel — as he dug out Abbot Hall, or we were awakened by the scraping of our friend the snowplow as it groaned around the circle. There were those Saturday after- noons when brave A. A. A. members stood shivering by the laundry to sell us hot Above: Tea Totaling Below: Cozy Wednesdays [66] ¥

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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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Above: Curtain Call on " Infanta Below: " Rebecca " Makes Up dogs and cocoa. In sharp but pleasing con- trast were the cozy Wednesday afternoons in the McKeen Rooms where we chatted and sipped our tea, carefully watching our figures as the brownies came and went. Before we knew it the Senior Mid plays were on! They were: " The Birthday of the Infanta " and " Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. " The first left us with lumps in our throats as the hapless hunchback died and the heartless Infanta scoffed. Rebecca, however, lifted our spirits as she pranced mischievously about, much to her irate aunt ' s distress. We were deeply impressed by the excellent acting of the Senior Mid class. The days slipped by and again there was a large departure for our " free week end. " Those who stayed had a restful few days, some enjoying a performance of the Ballet Russe in Boston. Phyllis Bentley lectured on the dilemma of a story writer and so interested us that we immediately set about to read some of her works. At a student recital we were amazed and very proud of the talent of our schoolmates. It hardly seemed possible that the strange sounds which wafted from the third floor all year could culminate in such extra- ordinarily entertaining results. Next came a joint concert of our Fidelio with the Governor Dummer Glee Club when the roaring blizzard outdoors all but rivaled Off to Work Yippee! Vacation Special! 67]

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