Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1925

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FRESHMAN NOTES O NE BRIGHT morning in September this Class started its course in high school work. We started with high ambition to begin on those four long terms of high school work. ' hen we met Miss Frye it ga e us a high desire for algebra. Miss Fleet introduced us to Latin, which of course, was very new to us. Mrs. Allen was substituting in history so we had a line teacher to start us in our “new history” until Miss Davis arrived. Miss Finks brought forth an English book and gave us a splendid desire to “strive and succeed.” Mr. Eckman was the “Master of Science” to those who took this study. d ' hey say that the Freshman Class is the worst class in school. We are always in some mischief or disobeying the rule. There’s always some one giggling, or somebody out of their seat. The floor is covered with paper; it never does look neat. We work and work themes never ending. They think we have nothing to do; Now let me tell you A Freshman ne •er gets through. We did feel very important when we decided to entertain the Juniors. Some said it was foolish and wouldn’t consider giv- ing them a party — most of them came though, and we think they were glad they did. We may not seem very important to others but we ha ’e the advantage over the Seniors, for instance, as we still have three bright years before us. 58



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A THOUGHT CAN we not always have the simple faith and con- tentment of a little child? Does not that question often occur to you? As we grow older do we not become discontented with our lot? We no longer are able to see the small things in Nature that have at one time been a great discovery to our simple minds and a source of untold happiness. We overlook all of these and only see the big things on the surface; little details make up the whole, but we no longer consider these, and yet we go about constantly airing our hollow knowledge. Why not turn to Mother Nature? There is not an ill that she has not a cure for, but she is not so obliging as to bring it to us; we must seek her. Into the mountains that overhang this valley let us go! As we ascend its side in the dewey morning, our cares depart with the sun’s first signal of his rosy messengers before his palace walls, and as his golden chariot draws near our spirits leap up as the burden is gradually lifted and we smile and challenge him to a race to the top of the hill. W’hen defeated do we feel any chagrin? No, we are no longer the downtrodden slave of care. We bask in the sun’s cheery glow, feel the cool breeze on our cheek, breathe deeply of the pine scented wood, and are glad. Down into the valley we go! She extends her shadowy hands, and shows us her flowery treasures, and we are refreshed by a drink from her crystal waters. On and on we go, what mind we the tiny avalanches that tumble o er each other at every step we make? Ah! We are at the summit of the high purple peak that has stood guarding the valley for centuries. Why do we feel so small? Have we actually lost some of our gigantic stature? Is it possible our knowledge is not so great as we thought? Now we realize the truth! " What is man that Thou art mindful of him, O Lord?’’ How small our mightiest structures seem! From what man made tower can we see so far? God and God alone reigns supreme and Nature is but His agent. You can feel an Unseen Presence and you hide your face in shame. Could it really ha e been you who were pressed by care a short 60

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