Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1923

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Here ' s to Miss Chaffin — • 0, you remember “ Annabel Lee. " If Poe had lived in ’22 He ' d have written “ Annabel C. " Here ' s to Miss Watts, who tho She teaches and boosts a dead language Is alive in every sense of the word. Here ' s to Miss Watts so gentle, Here ' s to Miss Watts so true ; If you deal with her fair and square, My dears, she ' ll deal the same with you. Here ' s to one who tells us how to talk : ' Tis dear Miss Finks. If we say " ain ' t, " “ have saw, " and such She ' ll take us down, by jinks. Here ' s to our honored Miss Finks, Who looks Frenchy, teaches English And speaks American. Here ' s to our walking encyclopedia — Here ' s to Miss Mary Thomas. Here ' s to Miss Thomas, who knows That book called History thru and thru, But how she expects the same of us I can ' t see, now, can you . Here ' s to our general manager, Who is monarch of all he surveys, Here s to Mr. Brugh, Our professor, our prop and our proper, too. If he would have us happy He ' d be our prompter, too. Here ' s to our teachers everyone Whether they are short or tall, Those who so nobly hear our fun, Here ' s to our teachers all. Here ' s to our teachers, That ' s what I say. Here ' s to our teachers Every day. They give and give That we may live And enjoy our life In the better way. Alyne Hurd, ’ 24 .

Page 57 text:

Love Story from Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet’’ were lovers. When he proposed to her she said, “As You Like It.” He bought the ring from “The Merchant of Venice.” The courtship seemed to them like a “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The wedding date was set for the “Twelfth Night,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Two Gentlemen of Verona” were among the invited guests. The ceremony was performed by “Cardinal Wolsey.” They had a cozy home in a distant “Hamlet” and passed many evenings before the open fire with a cheerful “Winter’s Tale.” However, the bride soon proved to have a temper like a “Tempest,” and the poor man said his chief occupation was “The Taming of the Shrew.” Their first quarrel sprang from “Much Ado About Nothing.” They soon made up and concluded that it was all “A Comedy of Errors.” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” so ends this tale. Aline Stuart, ’23. t To the Teachers of P. H. S. Here ' s to him who so nobly and faithfully Delves into the depths of everything Frenchy. Here ' s to him who so vividly portrays The French side of him that one Instinctively thinks of Napoleon Bonaparte. Here ' s to him who speaks French, Writes French, thinks French, and looks French: Here ' s to Mr. Eckman, Our beloved French instructor. Here ' s to Mr. Eckman, Who “ Parlez vous Francois. " He makes us toe the mark sometimes In the good old fashioned way. Here ' s to a graceful creature who Knows Math better than the man Who wrote the book. She speaks in X Y Z ' s And she is A. B. C.



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Names Written in the Sand The majority of people today are writing their names in sand, rather than writing them in the bedrock of history. But what do we mean by “writing our names in sand?” We mean living such lives and doing such deeds as will not abide. We mean that anyone who lives this life with self in front, anyone who lives a self-centered life, with no regard for his fellowman, deliberately writes his name in the shifting sand. And the ocean of time and eternity will roll on, sweeping his name and memory of his selfish life into oblivion. We are to be the citizens of to- morrow, citizens in the greatest country in the world. Our forefathers in finding this country were not thinking of self. They were thinking of God, of liberty, and of their fellowman. They were building for the future, not for the present only. Are we going to dishonor the traditions and memory of our grandsires by giving self the first place in life? A nation’s greatness can not be made by people who write their names in the sand. A nation is made great by people who write their names in abiding rock. For the final proof of a nation’s greatness is not found in its unequaled wealth, nor in its commercial supremacy, nor its physical luxuries, but in the moral and mental metal of its manhood and womanhood — in the greatness and goodness of its people. This is the final test, both of individuals and of nations — and thus, he who writes his name into his country’s life writes his name in abiding rock, not in shifting sand. The American sage who wrote the poem entitled “The Nation’s Greatness” knew the secret of true great- ness and glory when he wrote: “ What builds a nation ' s pillars high And its foundations strong ? What makes it mighty to defy The foes that round it throng. Brave men who work while others steep, Who dare while others fly — They build a nation ' s pillars deep And lift them to the sky.” We may write our names on the pages of history by working with a zeal unhindered and unchanged by opposition and ob- struction. So, make your life work one that goes as far in benefit of your fellowman as for yourself. Charles Dean, ’24.

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