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VVOW often in the years that are to come, will you and I take down this little book Ada for an hour and live again the splendid experiences which make up Normal School life. All of us prow old. and each year brings with it new responsibilities and new things to make life worth while; but lying deep in the heart of everyone are the memories of youthful days, of school life, and of the horizon unclouded by the prim experiences which come with ape. Though we may often live for the moment, though we should all live with faces toward the future, we cannot help being moved and touched by the memories of the past.
Dear reader, as you peruse these pages, feel that they picture scenes that will become the most treasured memories of your life; feel that time will only mellow and make more dear the chronicle of these days in school; and when some day the hour seems dark and adversity has bent your courage to the breaking point, take up this book, glance through its pages, and feel again the strength and joy and the happy hours ?f nowadays.
Several years ago you were graduated, and school life and all of its associations are things of the past. You are living a successful life in a distant city and rarely have a thought of the old days at the Oshkosh Normal. The worries and problems of today give little time for the memories of yesterday. You are searching through your library for a volume of statistics, on some weary evening after a toilful day. and you find it hard to concentrate your thoughts and direct them to the solution of thq day’s problem. Suddenly your hands close upon a little volume that has not been opened in many months. It is the Quiver of 1920 of the old Oshkosh Normal. At once the haze clears; your thoughts are collected now. A rush of recollections transports you, and you live again in the atmosphere of the old school. You feel again the joy of youth; vivid pictures of living moments sway before your eyes; and you see again the scenes, the teachers, the friends of other days. The moonlit campus on a summer night and white-clad figures strolling toward the dormitory; the Gym and a big game for the championship, the score tied and two minutes to play; the old laboratory with its fumes and smoke, and your first successful experiments; commencement day and the memory of that parting which you thought would be but for a few months. Ah! These are pictures that nothing can ever equal, for never in this life can they be seen again with eyes as bright, with heart as light, or with thoughts as free.
The Quiver is more than a book, more than a mere chronicle of the events of the year. It is the biography, or rather the autobiography of a living thing, the Oshkosh Normal School; and since we are each of us, a part of the school, the Quiver is, in reality, an important chapter in your autobiography and mine. May we all treasure it as one of the best chapters in our lives.
—Joseph O. Frank
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