Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1942

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Monett and Zimmermann in " The Maker of Dreams " only casualty, but poor Gretch was confined to crutches for weeks after a very sad group of Seniors returned for another semester of work. The Senior Mids ' annual presenta- tion of plays in honor of the Seniors brought a welcome escape from toil. Bunny Shaw as " Pompey dear, " and Betsy Bennett as the sweet Lady Violetta were outstanding in " The Knave of Hearts. " The other plays, " Cottage for Sale " and " The Maker of Dreams " completed an excellent program which the Seniors and every- one else thoroughly enjoyed. One definite innovation in this year of change was the prom, lengthened into a whole week end instead of end- ing most sadly at twelve o ' clock Sat- urday night as before, and coming on March 8th instead of late in April in order to fit in with the new speed-up schedules of many boys ' colleges — an important factor! There seemed to be a great scarcity of dates this year, but by the time the day arrived, the boys arrived too. Tea and dancing in the new recreation room were en- joyed in the afternoon, and after a quick supper of hamburgers in the basement of Draper — strictly a hen party — the formal dance was held in Such a serious receiving line! [59

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for Intervale . Can ' t you tell: First glimpse of Utopia WINTER TERM A dismal three weeks set in when the school returned on January 6th. completely exhausted as usual. But Smiling in spite of bad luck mid-years were soon over and the great day arrived when the Seniors took off for Intervale. The first inno- vation was the mad dash for lip- sticks, with both Miss Hearsev and Miss Carpenter joining in! The second was headquarters at Kearsarge — but near enough to Intervale to make no difference at all. The days were a wonderful jumble of skiing, skating to music, eating far beyond normal capacities, trying hard to snatch some sleep, and discovering new friend-. " Aunty " Pam ' s unending special-, telegrams and phone calls served as the only link with the out- side world. A broken ankle was the [58



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Bewitched, bothered and bewildered! the beautiful new dining room. Es- corts at church and at Sunday dinner caused quite a commotion, and then, alas, at two o ' clock curfew sounded and many dejected girls found them- selves either hopelessly in love or hopelessly out of it, but deserted in either case. On the Saturday before spring vacation the Seniors presented " The Barretts " —a complete triumph. Bette Gorsuch as Elizabeth not only played her part; she lived it. Jeanne Bower- sox as Browning portrayed the daring unconventionality of that character splendidly. The supporting cast was equally fine. Every year Abbot sends delegates to the Northfield Conference and their reports stimulate interest among the students for the following year. Their " Good Night " meetings and their occasional vesper services keep " The Barretts, " presented by the Class of ' 4 2 l«o]

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