Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1943

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' You are my Sunshine " " When do we eat? " Names, Novations, News spell opening days at Abbot. Both the sun and the welcoming committee beamed brightly upon the new girls as another wonderful year began. Diamond- shaped tags dangled from every girl bearing names with which it now seems we have always been familiar. The influx of the old girls next day added blue tags to the scene which was enlivened by squeals of delight, mad rushes, and fervent hugs. Draper, Sherman and Abbey were buzzing with activity, but Homestead lay in quiet repose — closed as a war-time measure. It still seems incongruous to see Miss Friskin and Miss Tuttle emerging from Sherman ! The annual new girl-old girl picnic was a gala occasion. Appetites were sharpened by the hike, and the tempt- ing array of food on the long tables quickly disappeared. Gathered to- gether under the great old tree we sang our favorite songs accordion-played by Anne and led by Molly. Some then trailed off " on a scavenger hunt while others hastened to the field for base- ball. It was a strenuous day, and yet by evening we were ready for more Invasion — September 19 2 [40]

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Highlights of a War Year Each candle is an event, each event a part of Abbot life; each life important in form- ing the Abbot spirit.



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fun and frolic which were found at the party in Davis Hall to which old girls again escorted new. Not only new faces but also new customs had appeared with the open- ing of a new school year. To meet the shortage of help, each girl was as- signed a task in the dining room- setting the table, serving the meal, or clearing — and all year the duties were rotated according to a clever plan devised by our dextrous Miss Coolidge so that the load was evenly distributed. The " Dawn Patrol " was by far the most popular assignment! Another early morning innovation was the giving of the " News " in chapel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings instead of on week nights in the dining room. The job fell, as usual, to underclassmen and one-year Seniors. You haven ' t really been at Abbot until you have faced this terror, onlv to find that it ' s fun! Seniors set the pace the first few days and then the regulars took over. To Yvonne and Miss Roth, all that is left of Q.E.D. for the present, goes the credit for the excellent quality of the news this year. Dawn Patrol News Prelude Corridor stunts lighted up several Saturday nights during the fall, and we laughed long and hard at the antics of Abbey, Sherman, and the various wings of Draper. Brains were wracked for ideas and then came the dash four flights up to find the neces- sary costumes. At Hallowe ' en the Day Scholars came through with what is said to have been one of the best entertain- ments ever. And we are not ones to quibble, for the Minstrel Show will not soon be forgotten. After the scramble for cider and doughnuts we relaxed on the floor to watch a skit entitled " A Teacher ' s Life " which was pre- sented by some " strange traveling players " who had just " happened " in. Abbot rolled in the aisles at the faculty ' s annual presentation; no more need be said. Doing Defense Deeds Diligently, we dedicated half of our Wednesday night study period to this form of war aid, and in little and big things the war claimed time which in other years has been spent in other ways. [41]

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